WSR 97-16-098

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

SUPERINTENDENT OF

PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

[Filed August 5, 1997, 3:54 p.m.]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 392-139 WAC, Finance--Maintenance and operation levies. Defines procedures that the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction uses to determine for each school district: (1) Maximum maintenance and operation levy authority; and (2) local effort assistance allocations.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 84.52.0531(9).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Chapter 259, Laws of 1997 (ESHB 2069) amended RCW 84.52.0531 and 28A.500.010. Levy authority is increased by two percent for 1998 and permanently increased by four percent in 1999 and thereafter. Levy equalization is increased to twelve percent for some school districts beginning in 1999.

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

Process for Developing New Rule: Early solicitation of public comments and recommendations respecting new, amended or repealed rules, and consideration of the comments and recommendations in the course of drafting rules.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by sending written comments to Rules Coordinator, Legal Services, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200, FAX (360) 753-4201, TDD (360) 664-3631. Apportionment and Research, (360) 753-6708.

August 5, 1997

Dr. Terry Bergeson

Superintendent of

Public Instruction

Legislature Code Reviser

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office