WSR 05-04-037

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

PUBLIC DISCLOSURE COMMISSION


[ Filed January 27, 2005, 1:28 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Title 390 WAC, rules relating to affiliated entities and contribution limits.

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 amending WAC 390-16-309 and 390-17-302 to conform to Washington Supreme Court's interpretation of RCW 42.17.660 contained in Edelman v. State ex rel. Public Disclosure Comm'n, #74152-2 filed October 21, 2004.

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 22, 2005, the commission is expected to discuss and possibly adopt proposed amendatory language to this rule. Public comment will be welcome at this meeting. Interested persons are invited to submit written comments by February 18, 2005, to Doug Ellis, Public Disclosure Commission, P.O. Box 40908, Olympia, WA 98504-0908. Written comments received by Monday, February 14, 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 Doug Ellis, Director of Public Outreach, P.O. Box 40908, Olympia, WA 98504-0908, (360) 664-2735, toll-free 1-877-601-2828, dellis@pdc.wa.gov.

January 26, 2005

Vicki Rippie

Executive Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office