WSR 99-09-058

PROPOSED RULES

PUBLIC DISCLOSURE COMMISSION


[ Filed April 19, 1999, 2:39 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 99-06-060.

Title of Rule: WAC 390-14-105 List of elected public officials--Responsibility for developing.

Purpose: This rule designates the commission's executive director as the person responsible for maintaining the list of elected public officials.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 42.17.370(1).

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 42.17.180.

Summary: Repeal the designation as the executive director as the person responsible for creating this document.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: The executive director is the Public Disclosure Commission staff person responsible for the day-to-day operation of the agency. Another rule, WAC 390-14-100 requires that the agency produce the list of elected public officials. WAC 390-14-105 is not necessary.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting and Implementation: Vicki Rippie, Public Disclosure Commission, 711 Capitol Way, Room 403, Olympia, (360) 586-4838; and Enforcement: Susan Harris, Public Disclosure Commission, 711 Capitol Way, Room 403, Olympia, (360) 753-1981.

Name of Proponent: Public Disclosure Commission, governmental.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: The Public Disclosure Commission is required to produce a list that assists lobbyist employers and other persons in filing reports required by RCW 42.17.180. It is not necessary to specify in rule which staff person is responsible for the list's production. Repeal of this rule will not impact persons subject to RCW 42.17.180 or the public.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: The proposal repeals a rule that is no longer warranted.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. The proposed amendment does not have an economic impact on small businesses.

Section 201, chapter 403, Laws of 1995, does not apply to this rule adoption. The Public Disclosure Commission is not specified in section 201, chapter 403, Laws of 1995, as being subject to this section nor has it been brought under the section as otherwise provided in the chapter law.

Hearing Location: Senate Hearing Room #2, John A. Cherberg Building, First Floor, 304 15th Avenue, Capitol Campus, Olympia, WA, on May 25, 1999, at 9:00 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Jennifer Alloway, 753-1111.

Submit Written Comments to: Vicki Rippie, Public Disclosure Commission, P.O. Box 40908, Olympia, WA 98504-0908, fax (360) 753-1112, by May 12, 1999.

Date of Intended Adoption: May 25, 1999.

April 16, 1999

Vicki Rippie

Assistant Director

OTS-3068.1


REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 390-14-105List of elected public officials--Responsibility for developing.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office