PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Possible amendments to TITLE 390 WAC to incorporate legislative changes in 2SHB 3104 (chapter 6, Laws of 2008).
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 (PDC) will update rules to clarify that state registered domestic partners are part of an individual's "immediate family."
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 draft language at the September 25, 2008, meeting. A formal rule-making hearing for permanent adoption will be scheduled for November/December 2008.
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, PDC, P.O. Box 40908, Olympia, WA 98504-0908, (360) 664-2735, toll-free 1-877-601-2828, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 2, 2008