WSR 99-09-061

PROPOSED RULES

PUBLIC DISCLOSURE COMMISSION


[ Filed April 19, 1999, 2:42 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 99-06-069.

Title of Rule: WAC 390-20-115 Forms for report of legislative activity by legislators and legislative staff.

Purpose: Implement a statutory requirement that legislators and committees of the legislature file quarterly reports identifying employees who assist in the preparation of legislation.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 42.17.370(1).

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 42.17.190(1).

Summary: Repeals WAC 390-20-115.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: Statutory language requiring these reports was eliminated in 1995.

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: Chapter 397, Laws of 1995, removed the requirement that legislators and committees of the legislature file reports identifying employees who assist in the preparation of legislation. WAC 390-20-115 created the L-4 form to implement this section of law. Although the Public Disclosure Commission has not enforced this requirement or distributed the form since 1995, the rule needs to be formally repealed.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: The existing rule would be repealed.

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-3071.1


REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 390-20-115Forms for report of legislative activity by legislators and legislative committees.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office