WSR 05-16-120

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE


[ Filed August 3, 2005, 9:28 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Public records model rule.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Section 4, chapter 483, Laws of 2005.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The legislature required the attorney general to adopt these model rules. They will collect and describe best practices on public records processing to aid records requestors and agencies.

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

Process for Developing New Rule: Legislatively mandated.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. Public forums (see below), written comments, and web-based comment form (see http://www.atg.wa.gov/records/PDATour.shtml).


PUBLIC RECORDS MODEL RULES

PUBLIC FORUMS



DATE TIME CITY LOCATION
July 26, 2005 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Bremerton Olympic College Theater
August 16, 2005 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Yakima Yakima Valley Community College

HUB Activity Room

August 17, 2005 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Wenatchee Wenatchee Valley College Theater
August 23, 2005 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Everett Everett Community College

Jackson Conference Room

August 24, 2005 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Aberdeen-Hoquiam Grays Harbor College

Joseph A. Malik Administration Building

Room 220

September 7, 2005 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Longview Lower Columbia Community College

Student Center

September 13, 2005 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Tacoma Tacoma News-Tribune

Baker Conference Room

September 20, 2005 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Mt. Vernon Skagit Valley Community College Cafeteria
September 28, 2005 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Spokane Northwest Museum of Art & Culture

Eric A. Johnston Memorial Auditorium

October 3, 2005 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Olympia Capitol Campus

John L. O'Brien Building, HHR A

October 5, 2005 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Vancouver WSU Vancouver Auditorium
October 11, 2005 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Seattle TBA

August 2, 2005

Sue Bellevue

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office