WSR 05-02-008

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

PUBLIC DISCLOSURE COMMISSION


[ Filed December 23, 2004, 3:37 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 390-20-130 Forms for statement of employment of legislators, state officers, and state employees.

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

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The Public Disclosure Commission will consider a possible rule amendment to include specific reference to an employer of a registered lobbyist in the instruction section of PDC Form L-7.

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 January 25, 2005, the commission is expected to discuss and possibly adopt proposed amendatory language to the above-mentioned rule. Public comment will be welcome at this meeting. Interested persons are invited to submit written comments by January 24, 2005, to Doug Ellis, Public Disclosure Commission, P.O. Box 40908, Olympia, WA 98504-0908. Written comments received by Monday, January 17, 2005, 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, (360) 664-2735, toll free 1-877-601-2828, e-mail dellis@pdc.wa.gov.

December 23, 2004

Vicki Rippie

Executive Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office