WSR 04-01-147

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

PUBLIC DISCLOSURE COMMISSION


[ Filed December 19, 2003, 2:56 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Title 390 WAC, rules relating to personal use of contributions, political advertising, contributions, sample ballots and slate cards and commission meetings.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 42.17.370(1).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The Public Disclosure Commission will consider rule amendments to clarify and provide guidance for filers.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: At its meeting on February 24, 2004, the commission is expected to discuss whether to move forward with amended rules covering the aforementioned topics. Public comment will be welcome at this meeting.

Interested persons are invited to submit written comments by February 23, 2004, to Doug Ellis, Public Disclosure Commission, P.O. Box 40908, Olympia, WA 98504-0908. Written comments received by Monday, February 16, 2004, will be provided to commissioners in advance of the meeting.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting the PDC, Director of Public Outreach, Doug Ellis, at Washington State Public Disclosure Commission, P.O. Box 40908, Olympia, WA 98504-0908, phone (360) 664-2735, toll free 1-877-601-2828, e-mail dellis@pdc.wa.gov. A public hearing on these matters may occur on March 23, 2004.

December 19, 2003

Vicki Rippie

Executive Director

Legislature Code Reviser 

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