PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 390-14-020 Hours for records inspection and copying.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 42.17.370(1).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Currently, WAC 390-14-020 says that public records shall be available for inspection and copying during the customary office hours of the agency. The commission may consider amending this language to state that the records will be available weekdays, excluding legal holidays, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: This rule was examined as part of the agency's rule review process. That process includes input from stakeholders who are part of a Rules Review Advisory Committee.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Public Disclosure Commission Assistant Director Vicki Rippie, P.O. Box 40908, 711 Capitol Way, Room 403, Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 586-4838, fax (360) 753-1112, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. A public hearing on any proposed change will likely occur on Tuesday, May 25, 1999. Public testimony will be welcome at that time, or written comments may be submitted by May 12, 1999, for consideration at the hearing.
March 1, 1999
by Vicki Rippie