WSR 99-09-062

PROPOSED RULES

PUBLIC DISCLOSURE COMMISSION


[ Filed April 19, 1999, 2:45 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 99-06-050.

Title of Rule: WAC 390-12-255 Petitions for rule making, amendment or repeal--Form--Consideration--Disposition.

Purpose: Establish a formal process for the public to petition the Public Disclosure Commission for rule making.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 42.17.370(1).

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 34.05.330.

Summary: The proposed rule amends existing language.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: The amendment implements the uniform procedure and format adopted by the Office of Financial Management.

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 proposed rule will have little, if any, effect on the public. It simply substitutes the statutorily mandated rule-making procedure and format adopted by the Office of Financial Management (OFM) for the one that had been used by the commission. The two procedures are not that dissimilar.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: The proposal formally implements the OFM procedure and format for rule-making petitions.

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

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 90-16-083, filed 7/31/90, effective 8/31/90)

WAC 390-12-255
Petitions for rule making, amendment or repeal--Form--Consideration--Disposition.

(((1))) Any person may submit a petition requesting the ((promulgation)) adoption, amendment or repeal of any rule by the commission, pursuant to RCW 34.05.330 and the uniform rules adopted by the office of financial management that are set forth in chapter 82-05 WAC.

(((2) The petition for rule making should contain a draft of any proposed rule and any argument in favor of its adoption, but no particular form is necessary.

(3) The commission will consider the petition at its next regular meeting after its submission.  The petitioner shall be given notice of the time of that meeting.

(4) Within 60 days after its submission, the commission shall advise the petitioner that the petition has been denied, giving its reasons in detail, or initiate rule making proceedings under RCW 34.05.330.))

[Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.370.  90-16-083, 390-12-255, filed 7/31/90, effective 8/31/90.  Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.370(1).  81-18-043 (Order 81-03), 390-12-255, filed 8/28/81.]

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