PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: TITLE 390 WAC, amending WAC 390-05-400 as prescribed in RCW 42.17.690 and amending WAC 390-16-050 as prescribed in RCW 42.17.093. Any amendments will also reflect the recodification of chapter 42.17 RCW to chapter 42.17A RCW.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 42.17.370, 42.17.093, 42.17.645, 42.17.690, and chapter 204, Laws of 2010.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The public disclosure commission will consider amending WAC 390-05-400 to adjust contribution limits for inflation in accordance with RCW 42.17.645 and 42.17.690. Possible amendments to WAC 390-16-050 to modify the reporting threshold of contributions disclosed by out-of-state political committees will be considered in accordance with RCW 42.17.093.
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 commission is expected to discuss and possibly approve draft language on the above referenced rule topics at its August 25, 2011, meeting. A formal public hearing is expected in October 2011.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by submitting comments to Lori Anderson, Washington State Public Disclosure Commission, P.O. Box 40908, Olympia, WA 98504-0908, phone (360) 664-2737 or toll-free 1-877-601-2828, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 9, 2011