WSR 11-20-056

PROPOSED RULES

PUBLIC DISCLOSURE COMMISSION


[ Filed September 30, 2011, 11:08 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 11-05-045.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Amending WAC 390-20-120 Forms for report of legislative activity by public agencies.

Hearing Location(s): Commission Hearing Room, 711 Capitol Way, Room 206, Olympia, WA 98504, on December 8, 2011, at 9:30 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: December 8, 2011.

Submit Written Comments to: Lori Anderson, Public Disclosure Commission (PDC), P.O. Box 40908, Olympia, WA 98504-0908, e-mail lori.anderson@pdc.wa.gov, fax (360) 753-1112, by December 6, 2011.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Jana Greer by e-mail jana.greer@pdc.wa.gov or phone (360) 586-0544 or (360) 753-1111.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Amending the form for report of legislative activity by public agencies to include new services attachment and travel attachment pages and correct statutory references to reflect the recodification of chapter 42.17 RCW to chapter 42.17A RCW. These pages are for disclosure of payments made by public agencies to contract lobbyists and expenditures for travel related to lobbying, respectively.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: These amendments will provide guidance to public agencies required to report lobbying activity and bring uniformity to public agencies' disclosure of lobbying-related expenditures, both of which should increase public access to public agencies' lobbying expenditures.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 42.17.370(1).

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 42.17.190 and chapter 204, Laws of 2010.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: PDC, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting and Implementation: Lori Anderson, 711 Capitol Way, Room 206, Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 664-2737; and Enforcement: Phil Stutzman, 711 Capitol Way, Room 206, Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 664-8853.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. The implementation of these rule amendments has minimal impact on small businesses.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. The PDC is not an agency listed in subsection (5)(a)(i) of section 201. Further, the PDC does not voluntarily make section 201 applicable to the adoption of these rules pursuant to subsection (5)(a)(i) of section 201, and, to date, the joint administrative rules review committee has not made section 201 applicable to the adoption of these rules.

September 29, 2011

Lori Anderson

Communications and

Training Officer

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 09-01-068, filed 12/12/08, effective 1/12/09)

WAC 390-20-120   Forms for report of legislative activity by public agencies.   The official form for the report of legislative activity by public agencies as required by RCW ((42.17.190)) 42.17A.635 is designated "L-5," revised ((1/09)) 1/12. Copies of this form are available at the Commission Office, Room 206, Evergreen Plaza Building, Olympia, Washington 98504-0908. Any attachments shall be on 8-1/2" x 11" white paper.
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[Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.370. 09-01-068, 390-20-120, filed 12/12/08, effective 1/12/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.370(1). 02-03-018, 390-20-120, filed 1/4/02, effective 2/4/02; 85-24-020 (Order 85-05), 390-20-120, filed 11/26/85; 80-02-106 (Order 80-02), 390-20-120, filed 1/24/80. Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.160(4) and 42.17.370(1). 78-08-061 (Order 100), 390-20-120, filed 7/24/78; Order 94, 390-20-120, filed 10/31/77; Order 77, 390-20-120, filed 6/2/76; Order 62, 390-20-120, filed 8/26/75.]