WSR 06-23-163

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

PUBLIC DISCLOSURE COMMISSION


[ Filed November 22, 2006, 9:47 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Using the brief adjudicative hearings (also known as brief enforcement hearings) for reporting modification renewals that contain no changes.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 42.17.370 and 42.17.241 (1)(n).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Using brief adjudicative hearings to consider reporting modification renewals that contain no changes will result in more timely action for respondents and the public, a reduction in administrative paperwork, and a more efficient use of commission time.

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, 2007, the commission is expected to discuss and possibly approve draft language for amending WAC 390-28-060, 390-28-070, 390-28-080, 390-28-090, and 390-37-140. Public comment will be welcome[d] at this meeting. Interested persons are invited to submit written comments by January 22, 2007, to Doug Ellis, Public Disclosure Commission, P.O. Box 40908, Olympia, WA 98504-0908. Written comments provided by Tuesday, January 16, 2007, will be provided to commissioners in advance of the meeting. A formal public hearing is expected to occur in March 2007.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting the PDC Assistant Director, Doug Ellis at the 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.

November 22, 2006

Vicki Rippie

Executive Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office