WSR 07-07-034

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

PUBLIC DISCLOSURE COMMISSION


[ Filed March 12, 2007, 1:56 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: TITLE 390 WAC, new rule relating to contribution limits for superior court candidates under RCW 42.17.645.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 42.17.370 and 42.17.647.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The public disclosure commission will consider a possible new rule to address contribution limits for superior court candidates when the candidate's name is not on the ballot or does not appear as a write-in candidate and a certificate of election is issued pursuant to Article 4, Section 29, Amendment 41 of the state constitution.

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

Process for Developing New Rule: The commission is expected to discuss and possibly approve draft language on the above referenced rule topic. A formal public hearing is expected on June 28, 2007.

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

March 12, 2007

Vicki Rippie

Executive Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office