WSR 10-02-014

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

SECRETARY OF STATE


(Elections Division)

[ Filed December 28, 2009, 11:14 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The election division of the secretary of state's office is considering amending rules necessary to implement and respond to state and federal legislation passed in 2009 and 2010.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 29A.04.611.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Additional rules regarding a number of issues are needed for preparation and implementation of upcoming elections.

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 Joanie Deutsch, Policy Analyst, P.O. Box 40220, Olympia, WA 98504-0220, (360) 902-4182, joanie.deutsch@sos.wa.gov.

December 28, 2009

Steve Excell

Assistant Secretary of State

Washington State Code Reviser's Office