PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: TITLE 390 WAC, amend WAC 390-16-206 Ratings and endorsements.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 42.17.370.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The public disclosure commission will consider whether to amend WAC 390-16-206 in light of the state supreme court ruling in San Juan County et al. v. No New Gas Tax (2007).
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 at its meeting on December 6, 2007. A formal public hearing is expected in January or February of 2008.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 31, 2007