WSR 99-06-061

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

PUBLIC DISCLOSURE COMMISSION


[ Filed March 1, 1999, 4:20 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 390-14-110 List of elected public officials--Name not on list, impact.

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: This rule says, in effect, that a lobbyist employer filing under RCW 42.17.180 is granted a modification from reporting payments to elected officials, their family members and companies with which they are involved if the Public Disclosure Commission's list of elected public officials does not identify an official's family members and the names of companies with which the official or family members are involved. Since the effective date of Initiative 134, lobbyist employers are no longer the only persons who file reports pursuant to RCW 42.17.180. The commission may consider amending this rule for clarity and to reference filers in addition to lobbyist employers.

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 vrippie@pdc.wa.gov. 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

Melissa Warheit

Executive Director

by Vicki Rippie

Washington State Code Reviser's Office