WSR 97-09-093

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

OFFICE OF MINORITY AND

WOMEN'S BUSINESS ENTERPRISES

[Filed April 23, 1997, 10:32 a.m.]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 326-30-041 Annual goals.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 39.19.030(7).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Goals provide benchmarks for measuring the performance of state agencies and educational institutions in increasing participation of minority and women-owned businesses in state contracting and procurement.

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

Process for Developing New Rule: Comments from the affected business community and state organizations will be solicited directly.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Juan Huey-Ray, Rules Coordinator, Office of Minority and Women's Business Enterprises, P.O. Box 41160, Olympia, WA 98504-1160, phone (360) 586-1228, FAX (360) 586-7079. All comments must be received by July 22, 1997, at 5:00 p.m.

April 23, 1997

Clarence Gillis

Deputy Director

Legislature Code Reviser

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office