PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Updating the rules related to the process for the disclosure of public records.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 42.17.260.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The current public disclosure rules were last updated in 1976. The proposed changes are intended to update the rules to ensure consistency with the organizational structure and current agency practices, make technical adjustments and clarifications as needed and repeal unnecessary or redundant provisions.
Process for Developing New Rule: Early solicitation and consideration of comments and recommendations respecting the proposed changes.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Roselyn Marcus, Director of Legal Affairs, Office of Financial Management, 300 Insurance Building, P.O. Box 43113, Olympia, WA 98504-3113, phone (360) 902-0568, or e-mail email@example.com.
August 10, 2004
Director of Legal Affairs