PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: TITLE 390 WAC, rules relating to out-of-state political committees.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 42.17.370(1), 42.17.093 (1)(i).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The public disclosure commission will consider possible new rules to clarify which committees qualify as "out-of-state" and to clarify their reporting requirements.
Process for Developing New Rule: The commission will have an initial discussion on the rule topic at their October 16, 2008, meeting. Further discussion is anticipated at the December 4, 2008, meeting with a possible public hearing in January or February of 2009.
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, 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 1, 2008