WSR 04-05-070

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

PUBLIC DISCLOSURE COMMISSION


[ Filed February 17, 2004, 11:49 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Title 390 WAC, Rules relating to expenditures -- Promises to pay and enforcement -- Citizen complaint.

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 on the reporting of expenditures -- Promises to pay.

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 expenditures. Public comment will be welcome at this meeting.

Interested persons are invited to submit written comments by May 24, 2004, to Susan Harris, PDC, P.O. Box 40908, Olympia, WA 98504-0908. Written comments received by Monday, May 17, 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 Assistant Director Susan Harris at Washington State Public Disclosure Commission, P.O. Box 40908, Olympia, WA 98504-0908, (360) 664-2735, 1-877-601-2828 (toll-free), e-mail sharris@pdc.wa.gov. A public hearing on these matters may occur on May 25, 2004.

February 17, 2004

Vicki Rippie

Executive Director

Legislature Code Reviser 

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