WSR 97-13-060

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

SECRETARY OF STATE

(Corporations Division)

[Filed June 17, 1997, 9:12 a.m.]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Digital signatures.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 19.34 RCW.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Establish rules to implement digital signature law.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Department of Information Services and corporations have meetings twice a month.

Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making; pilot rule making; and agency study.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Linda Mackintosh, Director, Corporations Division, phone (360) 753-2896, FAX (360) 664-8781, e-mail lindam@secstate.wa.gov. Task force meetings are held second Thursday of each month at the Sea-Tac Marriott, Seattle, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Corporations, Office of the Secretary of State, 505 East Union, P.O. Box 40234, 2nd Floor, Olympia, WA 98504-0234, (360) 753-7115 ext. 222, FAX (360) 664-8781.

June 11, 1997

Tracy Guerin

Assistant Secretary of State

Legislature Code Reviser

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office