WSR 02-12-002

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

EXECUTIVE ETHICS BOARD


[ Filed May 22, 2002, 3:56 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Revision of Executive Ethics Board rules regarding WAC 292-110-060 Compensation for outside activities and contracting with state agencies. The amendments will revise current agency rules regarding contracting with state agencies.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 42.52 RCW, RCW 42.52.360 (2)(b).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The proposed changes will allow agencies to contract with certain higher education employees to be expert witnesses without prior board approval.

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 contacting Executive Director, Brian Malarky, 2425 Bristol Court S.W., P.O. Box 40149, Olympia, WA 98504-0149, (360) 586-3265, fax (360) 586-3955. Monthly Executive Ethics Board meeting, e-mail announcements, faxed announcements, faxed announcements, and ethics webpage.

May 21, 2002

Brian R. Malarky

Executive Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office