WSR 07-16-001

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

PUBLIC DISCLOSURE COMMISSION


[ Filed July 18, 2007, 2:29 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: TITLE 390 WAC, new rule relating to defining registered voters for purposes of chapter 42.17 RCW and amending WAC 390-05-400 as prescribed in RCW 42.17.690.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 42.17.370, 42.17.645, and 42.17.690.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The public disclosure commission will consider (1) a possible new rule to define the term "registered voters" for limit computation purposes and (2) amendment of WAC 390-05-400 to adjust contribution limits for inflation [in] accordance with RCW 42.17.645 and 42.17.690.

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 topics at its meeting on September 27, 2007. A formal public hearing is expected in November or December of 2007.

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

July 18, 2007

Vicki Rippie

Executive Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office