PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SECRETARY OF STATE
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Address confidentiality program (ACP).
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 40.24.090.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: (1) To comply with the Federal Help America Vote Act; (2) to correct references to Title 29A RCW; and (3) to clarify, streamline and simplify agency procedures.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making; and the Office of the Secretary of State (OSOS) welcomes the public to take part in developing the rules. Anyone interested in participating should contact the staff person indicated below. At a later date, OSOS will file the proposed rule with the Office of the Code Reviser with a notice of proposed rule making, and send the proposal to identified stakeholders and anyone else who requests a copy.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Margaret McKinney, Program Manager, Address Confidentiality Program (ACP), P.O. Box 257, Olympia, WA 98507-0257.
September 24, 2004
ACP Program Manager