PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Possible amendments to WAC 390-20-120 Forms for report of legislative activity by public agencies.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 42.17.370.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Changes to the form are necessary to accommodate the launch of an electronic filing application. Electronic filing will improve the public's access to public agency lobbying data and make it easier and quicker for public agencies to report lobbying activity.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: The commission is expected to discuss draft language at its March 24, 2011, meeting. A formal rule-making hearing for permanent adoption will likely be scheduled for May 26, 2011.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Lori Anderson, 711 Capitol Way, Room 206, P.O. Box 40908, Olympia, WA 98504-0908, (360) 664-2737 or 1-877-601-2828 (toll-free in Washington state), firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 9, 2010