WSR 15-18-060
[Filed August 27, 2015, 1:17 p.m.]
Original Notice.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 15-13-002.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Charitable solicitation organizations.
Hearing Location(s): Corporations and Charities Division, 801 Capitol Way South, Olympia, WA, (360) 725-0378, on October 15, 2015, at 11:00 a.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: October 16, 2015.
Submit Written Comments to: Rebecca Sherrell, P.O. Box 40234, Olympia, WA 98504-0234, e-mail, fax (360) 586-4989.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Rebecca Sherrell by October 14, 2015, (360) 725-0380.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: To implement online filing. A new section has been proposed in chapter 434-120 WAC that will, except for initial charitable trust registrations, eliminate paper submissions. Charitable organizations, commercial fundraisers, and charitable trust renewals will be required to submit their annual registrations, along with other miscellaneous filings, using the new online filing system. While the rules become effective January 1, 2015, the mandated online filing does not take effect until May 1, 2017, when the system is available.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 11.110.070, 19.09.020, 19.09.541, 19.09.560, 43.07.120.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: Office of the secretary of state, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation, and Enforcement: Rebecca Sherrell, P.O. Box 40234, Olympia, WA 98504-0234, (360) 725-0830.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Not applicable.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. Not applicable.
August 27, 2015
Mark Neary
Assistant Secretary of State
WAC 434-120-035 Mandatory filing online.
All charitable organizations and commercial fund-raisers filing registrations and renewals, and charitable trusts filing renewals, will be required to file using the secretary of state's online filing application as of May 1, 2017. Except for initial trust registrations, paper documents will not be accepted after April 30, 2017.