WSR 02-10-008

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

SUPERINTENDENT OF

PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

[ Filed April 19, 2002, 4:35 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 392-139 WAC, Finance -- Levies -- School district levy authority and local effort assistance for calendar year 2003 and thereafter.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.150.290(1), 84.52.0531(9), and EHB 3011 as passed by the 2002 legislature.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Rules are needed to repeal changes adopted in 2000 and effective for 2003 adjusting budgeted federal revenues in the levy base for the difference between budgeted and actual revenues in the prior year; implement 99% proration of local effort assistance in 2003 as provided in EHB 3011; and update revenues in the levy base for changes made in the 2001 and 2002 School District Accounting Manual.

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Process for Developing New Rule: Early solicitation of public comments and recommendations respecting new, amended or repealed rules, and consideration of the comments and recommendations in the course of drafting rules.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, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200, fax (360) 753-4201, TDD (360) 664-3631. For telephone assistance contact Allen H. Jones, (360) 725-6300.

April 17, 2002

Dr. Terry Bergeson

Superintendent of

Public Instruction

Washington State Code Reviser's Office