WSR 07-04-041

EXPEDITED RULES

COMMISSION ON

JUDICIAL CONDUCT

[ Filed January 30, 2007, 2:07 p.m. ]

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 292-10-010 Purpose and 292-10-020 Public records available, the rules are being amended to update RCW references, making them consistent with the recent recodification of the Revised Code of Washington relating to public records and public disclosure.

NOTICE

THIS RULE IS BEING PROPOSED UNDER AN EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS THAT WILL ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR THE AGENCY TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS, PREPARE A SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMIC IMPACT STATEMENT, OR PROVIDE RESPONSES TO THE CRITERIA FOR A SIGNIFICANT LEGISLATIVE RULE. IF YOU OBJECT TO THIS USE OF THE EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS, YOU MUST EXPRESS YOUR OBJECTIONS IN WRITING AND THEY MUST BE SENT TO J. Reiko Callner, Executive Director, Commission on Judicial Conduct, P.O. Box 1817, Olympia, WA 98507 , AND RECEIVED BY April 9, 2007.


Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: WAC 292-10-010 and 292-10-020 are amended to update the RCW references due to a recent recodification of the Revised Code of Washington relating to public records and public disclosure. The recodification was effective July 1, 2006.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: These changes have no substantive impact, but make the agency's administrative code references consistent with state law.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Article IV, Section 31, Washington State Constitution; chapters 42.56, 2.64 RCW.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 42.56.040 - 42.56.550.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: Commission on judicial conduct, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: J. Reiko Callner, 210 11th Avenue S.W., #400, Olympia, WA 98501, (360) 753-4585.

Agency Comments or Recommendations, if any, as to Statutory Language, Implementation, Enforcement, and Fiscal Matters: No change; no fiscal impact; updates WAC references to make them consistent with current statutes.

January 29, 2007

J. Reiko Callner

Executive Director

OTS-9529.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 3, filed 2/5/91, effective 3/8/91)

WAC 292-10-010   Purpose.   The purpose of this chapter is to implement those provisions of RCW ((42.17.250)) 42.56.040 through ((42.17.340)) 42.56.550 relating to access to public records.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.250, [42.17.]260 and Article IV, section 31 of the state Constitution. 91-04-060 (Order 3), 292-10-010, filed 2/5/91, effective 3/8/91.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 3, filed 2/5/91, effective 3/8/91)

WAC 292-10-020   Public records available.   All commission public records are deemed to be available for public inspection and copying pursuant to these rules, except as otherwise provided by RCW 2.64.111 and ((42.17.310)) 42.56.210. In accordance with chapter 256, Laws of 1990, work and home addresses of any person requesting in writing that their addresses be kept private because disclosure would endanger life, safety or property, shall be omitted from all documents in public files.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.250, [42.17.]260 and Article IV, section 31 of the state Constitution. 91-04-060 (Order 3), 292-10-020, filed 2/5/91, effective 3/8/91.]

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