WSR 05-12-046

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

EXECUTIVE ETHICS BOARD


[ Filed May 25, 2005, 4:40 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Clarifying the term "lobby" as it applies to RCW 42.52.380 and clarifying the board's meeting schedule.

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

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Clarifies that written communication qualifies as an appearance by a board member when communicating to members of the legislature and state officials on matters pertaining to chapter 42.52 RCW.

Amending WAC 292-130-030 to indicate that the board meets on the 2nd Friday of each month except the months of August and December.

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

Process for Developing New Rule: The board will seek input from stakeholders and others who may be interested in this subject matter.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Susan Harris, Executive Director, 2425 Bristol Court, 1st Floor, Olympia, WA 98504-0149, (360) 664-0871. Written comments must be delivered no later than July 5, 2005. Comments will be reviewed by the board at its July regular meeting. The board will then proceed with rule making.

May 23, 2005

Susan Harris

Executive Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office