WSR 09-13-067

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

SECRETARY OF STATE


[ Filed June 16, 2009, 8:27 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Washington state flag account.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 71, Laws of 2009.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The legislation directs the secretary of state to adopt rules to govern and protect the receipt and expenditure of the proceeds of the Washington state flag account.

The rules will govern procedures for: Making contributions; requesting flag donations; and donation of flags.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The Washington state flag account is in the custody of, but not regulated by, the state treasurer. The office of the secretary of state will send the treasurer's office copies of all forms filed and notices of hearings and public comment periods.

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, fax (360) 586-5629, e-mail mmoreno@secstate.wa.gov.

Notice of the public hearing will be provided in the CR-102 form.

June 16, 2009

Steve Excell

Assistant Secretary of State

Washington State Code Reviser's Office