PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Bylaws, public records request procedures, procedural rules; repealing WAC 256-01-001 Office, 256-01-010 Members, 256-01-020 Meeting of members, 256-01-030 Fees and dues, 256-01-040 Board of trustees, 256-01-050 Officers, 256-01-060 Committees, 256-01-070 Contracts, checks, deposits and funds, 256-01-080 Order of business, 256-01-090 Fiscal year, and 256-01-100 Amendment of bylaws.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: The Eastern Washington State Historical Society (EWSHS) is authorized by chapter 27.34 RCW to adopt rules under the provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act, chapter 34.05 RCW.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The bylaws of EWSHS on file were created, approved and published in 1968, and must be updated for compliance with American Alliance of Museum (AAM) accreditation standards. In addition, the agency is required to add a section addressing public records request procedures, and a section on general procedures.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: EWSHS welcomes the public to participate in developing the rules. Anyone interested should contact the staff person identified below. At a later date, EWSHS will file a proposal with the office of the code reviser with a notice of proposed rule making, and a copy of the proposal will be sent to everyone on the mailing list and to anyone who requests a copy.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. Direct comments and/or recommendations to Executive Director, EWSHS, 2316 West First Avenue, Spokane, WA 99201, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, fax (509) 363-5303.
September 17, 2012
Forrest B. Rodgers