WSR 97-10-087

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

GENERAL ADMINISTRATION

[Filed May 7, 1997, 10:06 a.m.]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Establishing a process to guide the design and approval of proposals for monuments and memorials on state land in the capitol region.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 43.34 RCW.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The process is being proposed to reduce stress and confusion experienced by organizations wanting to place a memorial or monument on state land in the capitol region, by offering a structure that can provide advice, guidance, and feedback to any individual, entity, or agency proposing a commemorative work. The process will assist proposers in understanding the history of the capitol campus and identifying functional and aesthetic issues, and provide insight to how characteristics of a proposal might be received and evaluated by the state entities responsible for the state capitol campus.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: The rule amendment will be formulated and adopted after a period of public participation including opportunities for both oral and written comment.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt this amendment and formulation of the proposed amendments before publication. Comments and letters of interest may be sent by mail or facsimile to Fred W. King, P.O. Box 41012, Olympia, WA 98504-1012, e-mail to fwking@ga.wa.gov, FAX to (360) 753-2848.

May 7, 1997

Marygrace Jennings

Rules Coordinator

Legislature Code Reviser

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office