WSR 09-14-103

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

GENERAL ADMINISTRATION

[ Filed June 30, 2009, 12:24 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Enacting and amending rules regarding use of public areas of the capitol campus.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 43.19.125 and 46.08.150.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The objective of this rule making is to clarify policy regarding how GA will consider appropriate time, place and manner criteria in evaluating and approving requests for use of the public areas of the capitol campus.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The Washington state patrol provides law enforcement for the state capitol grounds and will be consulted throughout the preparation of the new rules.

Process for Developing New Rule: GA will develop the draft rules with the assistance of the office of the attorney general. The public is encouraged to participate, as described below.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. A public comment period is anticipated during August 2009. Interested parties may contact Jack Zeigler, Rules Coordinator, Department of General Administration, P.O. Box 41000, Olympia, WA 98504-1000, voice (360) 902-0970, e-mail jzeigle@ga.wa.gov.

June 17, 2009

Linda V. Bremer

Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office