WSR 03-04-069

AGENDA

PUBLIC DISCLOSURE COMMISSION


[ Filed January 31, 2003, 4:46 p.m. ]


Agenda for Rules Under Development, January - June, 2003


Agency Contact: Doug Ellis, Director of Public Outreach, P.O. Box 40908, Olympia, WA 98504-0908, phone (360) 664-2735, toll free 1-877-601-2828, fax (360) 753-1112, e-mail dellis@pdc.wa.gov.

At present, the Public Disclosure Commission has twenty-five rules under development:

1. Topic: Amending the contribution withholding authorization forms for employee payroll deduction.

Status: On July 23, 2002, the commission filed the preproposal statement with the code reviser giving notice that it is considering changes to the withholding authorization forms to conform with chapter 156, Laws of 2002. A public hearing and possible adoption of this amended rule may occur on March 25, 2003. If adopted, the new rule will likely go into effect on April 26, 2003.

Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.370(1) and 42.17.680(3).

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 42.17.680.

WAC Cite: WAC 390-17-100 Contribution withholding authorizations.

2. Topic: Notifying employees regarding voluntary payroll deductions.

Status: On July 23, 2002, the commission filed the preproposal statement with the code reviser giving notice that it is considering a new rule to clarify who sends notifications required under RCW 42.17.680 to employees from whom wages or salary are withheld for contributions to political committees or candidates. A public hearing on this issue may occur on March 25, 2003. If new thresholds are established by rule, they will likely go into effect on April 26, 2003.

Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.370(1).

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 42.17.680.

WAC Cite: WAC 390-17-110 Notifying employees regarding voluntary payroll deductions.

3. Topic: Clarifying the requirements for sponsor identification on broadcast political advertising.

Status: The commission intends to file a preproposal statement with the code reviser giving notice that it is considering the elimination of the requirement to have broadcast advertising conform to FCC requirements. A public hearing on this issue may occur on May 26, 2003. If the amendments are adopted, the rule will likely go into effect on June 27, 2003.

Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.370(1).

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 42.17.510.

WAC Cite: WAC 390-18-010 Political advertising -- Identification of sponsor.

4. Topic: Revising language to permit the redemption of pledges made with respect to the primary election for up to thirty days after the primary election.

Status: The commission intends to file a preproposal statement with the code reviser giving notice that it is considering changes to the time frame allowed to redeem primary pledges. A public hearing on this issue may occur on May 26, 2003. If new language is established by rule, it will likely go into effect on June 27, 2003.

Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.370(1).

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 42.17.640.

WAC Cite: WAC 390-16-245 Pledges.

5. Topic: Revising language in chapter 390-37 WAC to conform to Administrative Procedure Act.

Status: The commission intends to file a preproposal statement with the code reviser giving notice that it is considering adjustments to chapter 390-37 WAC to bring all enforcement rules under the section into conformity with the APA. A public hearing on this issue may occur on June 23, 2003. If new language is established by rule, it will likely go into effect on or before November 30, 2003.

Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.370(1).

Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 42.17 RCW.

WAC Cite: WAC 390-37-000 Enforcement cases -- Jurisdiction, 390-37-010 Enforcement procedures -- Policy, 390-37-020 Enforcement procedures -- Initiation of complaint, 390-37-030 Enforcement procedures -- Status of citizen complainant and others, 390-37-040 Enforcement procedures -- Procedures for filing citizen complaints, 390-37-050 Enforcement procedures -- Respondent's notice of complaint, 390-37-060 Enforcement procedures -- Investigation of complaints -- Initiation of hearing, 390-37-063 Enforcement procedures -- Demand for information -- Subpoenas, 390-37-070 Enforcement procedures -- Complaints dismissible by executive director, 390-37-090 Informal settlement -- Cases resolvable by stipulation, 390-37-100 Enforcement procedures -- Conduct of hearings, 390-37-105 Prehearing conference -- Rule, 390-37-120 Enforcement hearings -- Subpoenas -- Discovery -- Hearings, 390-37-130 Enforcement hearings -- Depositions and interrogatories -- Right to take, 390-37-132 Enforcement hearings -- Depositions and interrogatories -- Notice, 390-37-134 Depositions and interrogatories in enforcement hearings -- Protection of parties and deponents, 390-37-136 Production of documents and use at hearing, 390-37-140 Brief enforcement hearings -- Authority, 390-37-142 Brief enforcement hearing -- Procedure, 390-37-144 Brief enforcement hearing -- Administrative review procedures, and 390-37-150 Reconsideration and review of decisions.

A complete listing of rule making activity from 1999 to present can be found on the Public Disclosure Commission website at www.pdc.wa.gov under rule-making activity.

January 31, 2003

Douglas J. Ellis

Director of Public Outreach

Legislature Code Reviser 

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Washington State Code Reviser's Office