WSR 99-06-065

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

PUBLIC DISCLOSURE COMMISSION


[ Filed March 1, 1999, 4:21 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 390-20-014 Registration during last calendar quarter of the biennial registration period.

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, this rule requires a lobbyist who registers during the last calendar quarter of an even-numbered year to notify the commission in writing if the lobbyist wants this registration to carry forward to the next two-year period. The commission may consider amending this rule to say that registrations filed during the fourth quarter of even-numbered years are valid for the upcoming two-year legislative session unless the registrations are terminated sooner.

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