PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 390-37 WAC, Enforcement hearing (adjudicative proceeding) rules.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 42.17A.110.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The public disclosure commission will consider possible rule amendments to the enforcement process, including rules to provide mitigating and aggravating circumstances that may impact penalty assessments.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: At its meeting on October 25, 2012, the commission is expected to discuss the above-referenced rule topics. If rule making appears warranted, a formal public hearing will likely be held within the next two to four months.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Lori Anderson, P.O. Box 40908, Olympia, WA 98504-0908, phone (360) 664-2737 or 1-877-601-2828 (toll-free in Washington state), fax (360) 753-1112, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 5, 2012