PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amend WAC 390-05-400 to include city council and mayoral candidates' contribution limits.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 42.17.370/42.17A.110 and 42.17.640/42.17A.125.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Chapter 206, Laws of 2010 placed limits on contributions given to city council and mayoral candidates. These limits must be incorporated into WAC 390-05-400 which sets out adjustments the public disclosure commission makes to contribution limits in even-numbered year[s] based on economic conditions.
Process for Developing New Rule:
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.
December 16, 2011