WSR 10-07-043

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

SECRETARY OF STATE


[ Filed March 11, 2010, 8:50 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Corporations procedures.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 11.110.070, 18.100.035, 19.77.015, [19.77.]030, [19.77.]050, [19.77.]060, 23.86.075, 23.90.050, 23B.01.200, [23B.01.]220, 24.03.007, [24.03.]302, [24.03.]405, [24.03.]410, 24.06.290, [24.06.]440, [24.06.]445, [24.06.]450, [24.06.]455, [24.06.]485, 25.10.006, [25.10.]171, [25.10.]605, [25.10.]610, [25.10.]916, [25.10.]921, 25.15.007, [25.15.]810, 43.07.120, [43.07.]128, [43.07.]130, 46.64.040.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Some state laws regarding these rules have changed, new technology is available, and a move towards "plain talk" are all reasons for updating and simplifying the existing rules.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Department of revenue, department of licensing, employment security, labor and industries, and attorney general.

These rules will be published on our web site for these agencies as well as the public. The office of the attorney general will be asked for direct input on these rules, as well as the other four agencies.

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 Pamela Floyd, P.O. Box 40234, Olympia, WA 98504, 360-725-0310, fax (360) 586-4989, pam.floyd@sos.wa.gov.

Meetings: Public hearings will be scheduled and posted on our web site; e-mail notices will go to identified stakeholders.

Other exchanges of information: Monthly meetings with other UBI agencies; corps@sos.wa.gov will also accept comments.

February 00, 2010 [March 11, 2010]

Steve Excell

Assistant Secretary of State

Washington State Code Reviser's Office