WSR 08-03-113

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

SECRETARY OF STATE


[ Filed January 22, 2008, 12:48 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amending sections of chapter 434-120 WAC regarding charitable solicitations, including establishing new rules for financial reporting requirements, the establishment of an educational program, and an increase in fees as authorized in chapter 19.09 RCW by the 2007 legislature.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 19.09.315, [19.09.]540.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: New and amended sections of chapter 19.09 RCW require additional financial reporting for certain charitable organizations. New sections also create an advisory board, an education program, and provide for a fee increase.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Attorney general's office.

Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. Public hearings to be noted on web site at www.secstate.wa.gov/charities; for more information contact Rebecca Sherrell, 801 Capitol Way South, P.O. Box 40234, Olympia, WA 98504-0234, phone (360) 664-0742, fax (360) 664-4250, charities@secstate.wa.gov.

January 22, 2008

Steve Excell

Assistant Secretary of State

Washington State Code Reviser's Office