WSR 97-13-075

PERMANENT RULES

COMMISSION ON

JUDICIAL CONDUCT

[Filed June 18, 1997, 9:30 a.m.]

Date of Adoption: June 6, 1997.

Purpose: To provide rules regarding the definition of "measurable expenditure of public funds" pursuant to RCW 42.52.180 (2)(b).

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 42.52.180 (2)(b).

Other Authority: RCW 42.52.370.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 97-05-023 on February 10, 1997.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 2, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 2, amended 0, repealed 0.

Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

June 6, 1997

Margo T. Keller

Commission Chair

Chapter 292-11 WAC


AGENCY SUBSTANTIVE RULES

NEW SECTION

WAC 292-11-010 Purpose of this chapter. The purpose of this chapter is to provide substantive rules implementing the Ethics in Public Service Act (chapter 42.52 RCW). The substantive rules in this chapter are intended to apply to all state employees of the judicial branch of state government, including "judges" as defined in the Commission On Judicial Conduct Rules of Procedure (CJCRP).

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NEW SECTION

WAC 292-11-020 Definitions. (1) The term "measurable expenditure" as used in RCW 42.52.180 (2)(b) shall mean an expenditure or consumption of public resources having more than a de minimis cost and value.

(2) As used herein, the term "de minimis cost and value" shall refer to a cost and/or value of the actual use of public resources that is sufficiently small to be reasonably disregarded as negligible or trifling.

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