WSR 08-13-054

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

SECRETARY OF STATE


[ Filed June 12, 2008, 2:16 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The address confidentiality program (ACP), chapter 434-840 WAC.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 40.24.090.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: HB 1421 and SB 6339 were passed by the legislature in 2008, making changes that now need to be reflected in the WAC.

Trafficking will be added as a crime qualifying a victim for participation in the ACP.

Requirements surrounding release of information in a participant's file will be updated.

Criteria for issuance of a court order will also be established.

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

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 by contacting Megan Moreno, P.O. Box 40220, Olympia, WA 98504-0220, phone (360) 902-4141, e-mail, mmoreno@secstate.wa.gov. Notice of the time and location of a public hearing will be provided with the CR-102.

June 12, 2008

Steve Excell

Assistant Secretary of State

Washington State Code Reviser's Office