WSR 05-15-001

AGENDA

PUBLIC DISCLOSURE COMMISSION


[ Filed July 6, 2005, 1:07 p.m. ]


Agenda for Rules Under Development

June - December, 2005



Agency Contact: Doug Ellis, Acting Assistant Director, 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 (PDC) has three rules under development:


1. Topic: Amending the dollar amounts pursuant to RCW 42.17.690 revising the dollar amounts found in Initiative 134 to reflect changes in the economic conditions.

Status: The commission will file a preproposal statement with the code reviser giving notice that it is considering changes to WAC 390-05-400. RCW 42.17.690 requires the commission to increase or decrease all dollar amounts at the beginning of each even-numbered calendar year based on changes in economic conditions. A public hearing and possible adoption of an amended rule may occur on October 25, 2005. If adopted, the amended rule will likely go into effect in January of 2006.

Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.690.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 42.17.690.

WAC Cite: WAC 390-05-400 Changes in dollar amounts.


2. Topic: Electioneering communications.

Status: On May 13, 2005, the governor signed ESSB 5034, a measure relating to disclosure of and restrictions on campaign funding. With the exception of sections 6 and 12 of the bill, which are effective July 1, 2005, the remaining sections become effective January 1, 2006.

The commission will file a preproposal statement with the code reviser giving notice that it is considering the adopting of rules for implementation of the new legislation. A public hearing and possible adoption of new rules may occur on October 25, 2005. If adopted, the amended rule will likely go into effect in January of 2006.

Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.370(1).

Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 42.17 RCW (ESSB 5034).

WAC Cite: New rules.


3. Topic: Production of documents and use at hearings.

Status: The commission will file a preproposal statement with the code reviser giving notice that it is considering a possible rule amendment to revise the requirement to provide a minimum of ten copies of exhibits offered into evidence at an adjudicative proceeding. A public hearing and possible adoption of an amended rule may occur on October 25, 2005. If adopted, the amended rule will likely go into effect in January of 2006.

Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.370(1).

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 42.17.395.

WAC Cite: WAC 390-37-136 Production of documents and use at hearing (adjudicative proceeding).

A complete listing of rule-making activity from 1999 to present can be found on the PDC web site at www.pdc.wa.gov under Rule Making Activity.

June 30, 2005

Douglas J. Ellis

Acting Assistant Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office