WSR 99-09-066

PROPOSED RULES

PUBLIC DISCLOSURE COMMISSION


[ Filed April 19, 1999, 2:48 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 99-06-054.

Title of Rule: WAC 390-14-030 Copying of public records.

Purpose: Specifies the amounts the agency will charge for copies of public records.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 42.17.370(1).

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 42.17.300.

Summary: The amendment adds language indicating the cost to the public for obtaining public records on diskette or CD ROM. The cost of paper copies and microfiche film remain the same.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: The proposed amendment gives additional guidance to the public.

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 amendment indicates that obtaining copies of public documents on paper costs ten cents per page, on microfiche costs twenty-five cents per film, on diskette costs twenty cents per diskette and on CD ROM costs $2.00.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: The proposed amendment adds language specifying the cost to the public of obtaining records in various forms.

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-3062.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 85-03, filed 7/9/85)

WAC 390-14-030
Copying of public records.

No fee shall be charged for the inspection of public records.  The commission shall charge a fee of:

Ten cents per page ((of copy)) for ((providing)) paper copies of public records maintained on paper((.  A fee of)) or electronically;

Twenty-five cents per film ((shall be charged)) for copies of public records maintained on microfiche;

Twenty cents per diskette for copies of electronically maintained public records; and

Two dollars per CD ROM for copies of electronically maintained public records.

The commission shall charge persons who use agency equipment to make paper copies from microfiche ten cents per page.  These charges are the amounts necessary to reimburse the commission for its actual costs incident to ((such)) copying, including the use of the commission's ((copy)) equipment.  Charges will not be assessed if the total cost involved in a particular request is less than one dollar.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.370(1).  85-15-020 (Order 85-03), 390-14-030, filed 7/9/85; 82-18-031 (Order 82-06), 390-14-030, filed 8/25/82; 82-05-001 (Order 82-01), 390-14-030, filed 2/4/82; Order 62, 390-14-030, filed 8/26/75.]

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