WSR 09-07-101

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

PUBLIC DISCLOSURE COMMISSION


[ Filed March 18, 2009, 10:00 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 390-37 WAC, Enforcement hearing (adjudicative proceeding) rules.

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 possible rule amendments to the enforcement process including formalizing the complaint filing procedures. The possible rule amendments are designed to provide guidance and clarification to the general public and persons subject to the disclosure law.

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

Process for Developing New Rule: At its meeting on April 9, 2009, the commission is expected to discuss the above-referenced rule topics. If rule making appears warranted, a formal public hearing is expected to occur later this year.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting PDC 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 dellis@pdc.wa.gov.

March 18, 2009

Vicki Rippie

Executive Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office