WSR 10-15-073

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

SECRETARY OF STATE


[ Filed July 16, 2010, 4:28 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Charities program tiered financial reporting requirements.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 19.09.540.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To remove conflicts with federal guidelines regarding terminology and financial reports required to be filed at the state level.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Office of the attorney general.

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 Rebecca Sherrell, Charities Program Manager, P.O. Box 40234, Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 725-0380, Rebecca.sherrell@sos.wa.gov; Linda Shea, Corporations and Charities Division Deputy Director, P.O. Box 40234, Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 725-0311, linda.shea@sos.wa.gov; or Pamela Floyd, Corporations and Charities Division Director, P.O. Box 40234, Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 725-0310, pam.floyd@sos.wa.gov.

July 16, 2010

Steve Excell

Assistant Secretary of State

Washington State Code Reviser's Office