WSR 02-15-170

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

PUBLIC DISCLOSURE COMMISSION


[ Filed July 23, 2002, 4:31 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Title 390 WAC, rules relating to contribution withholding authorizations, enforcement procedures, transfers of surplus funds and major political party organizations.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 42.17.370(1).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The Public Disclosure Commission will consider new rules and rule amendments to implement chapter 42.17 RCW and chapter 156, Laws of 2002, to clarify enforcement hearing procedures and to update administrative rules consistent with statutory provisions.

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

Process for Developing New Rule: At its meeting on August 27, 2002, the commission is expected to discuss whether to move forward with new and amended rules covering the aforementioned topics. Public comment will be welcome at this meeting.

Interested persons are invited to submit written comments by August 26, 2002, to Doug Ellis, Public Disclosure Commission, P.O. Box 40908, Olympia, WA 98504-0908. Written comments received by Monday, August 19, 2002, will be provided to commissioners in advance of the meeting.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Doug Ellis, Director of Public Outreach, Washington State Public Disclosure Commission, P.O. Box 40908, Olympia, WA 98504-0908, phone (360) 664-2735, toll free 1-877-601-2828, e-mail dellis@pdc.wa.gov. A public hearing on these matters may occur on October 22, 2002.

July 23, 2002

Vicki Rippie

Executive Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office