WSR 97-22-073

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

BOARD OF ACCOUNTANCY

[Filed November 4, 1997, 3:40 p.m.]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 4-25-520 Index of public records available.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.04.045, 18.04.055, and 42.17.260(2).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The existing rule identifies tape recordings of board meeting for the previous six months as a record the agency maintains. State statute does not require that the agency record board meetings; however, board staff records portions of board meeting as an aid to staff in preparing board meeting minutes. Staff currently records only the portions of meetings dealing with decisions rather than full discussions. As the rule is currently written, the public might construe that the entire meeting was recorded. Amendment of the rule will provide clarification to the public.

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

Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by writing to Dana M. McInturff, Executive Director, Washington State Board of Accountancy, P.O. Box 9131, Olympia, WA 98507-9131, (360) 664-9194, FAX (360) 664-9190, e-mail 103124.2013@compuserve.com.

October 22, 1997

Dana M. McInturff

Executive Director

Legislature Code Reviser

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office