WSR 97-09-060

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

SECRETARY OF STATE

[Filed April 21, 1997, 11:56 a.m.]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Verification of signatures on initiative and referendum petitions.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 29.79.200 and 29.04.080.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To make the rule governing the verification of signatures on initiative and referendum petitions consistent with RCW 29.79.200.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. For further information or to submit comments, contact Donald F. Whiting, P.O. Box 40220, Olympia, WA 98504-0220, phone (360) 902-4148, FAX (360) 586-5629.

April 21, 1997

Donald F. Whiting

Assistant Secretary of State

Legislature Code Reviser

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office