WSR 97-11-065

PROPOSED RULES

HOUSING FINANCE COMMISSION

[Filed May 21, 1997, 9:45 a.m.]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 97-06-112.

Title of Rule: Designees.

Purpose: Allowing for the appointment of designees to act on behalf of commission members.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 43.180 RCW.

Summary: The proposed rules amend the commission's procedure for appointing designees.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: The revised rules will allow the commission to approve designees to act until replaced by the ex officio member.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Mark McLaughlin, 1000 Second Avenue, Suite 2700, Seattle, WA 98104-1046, (206) 287-4462.

Name of Proponent: Washington State Housing Finance Commission, governmental.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: The proposed rules amend the commission's procedure for appointing designees. The revised rules will allow the commission to approve designees to act until replaced by the ex officio member.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: The proposal amends WAC 262-01-030(8). It provides that an ex officio member of the commission may appoint a designee in writing, and that, upon approval of the commission, the designee shall serve as a member of the commission until replaced by the ex officio member.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. The proposed rule will not impose costs on businesses in an industry.

Section 201, chapter 403, Laws of 1995, does not apply to this rule adoption. This rule relates only to internal governmental operations that are not subject to violation by a nongovernment party. See RCW 34.05.328 (5)(b)(ii).

Hearing Location: 1000 Second Avenue, Suite 2700, Seattle, WA 98104-1046, on June 26, 1997, at 1:00 p.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Mark McLaughlin by June 19, 1997, (206) 464-7139.

Submit Written Comments to: 1000 Second Avenue, Suite 2700, Seattle, WA 98104-1046, FAX (206) 587-5113, by June 25, 1997.

Date of Intended Adoption: June 26, 1997.

May 20, 1997

Kim Herman

Executive Director

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Resolution No. 84-1, filed 1/27/84)

WAC 262-01-030 Description of organization. (1) The commission is a public body, corporate and politic, with perpetual corporate succession. The commission is an instrumentality of the state of Washington, exercising essential government functions and, for the purposes of the United States Internal Revenue Code, acts as a constituted authority on behalf of the state of Washington when it issues bonds pursuant to chapter 161, Laws of 1983.

(2) Members. The commission shall consist of the members provided for and appointed in accordance with section 4(2), chapter 161, Laws of 1983.

(3) Officers. The officers of the commission shall be:

(a) A chair of the commission, who shall be appointed by the governor as chair and who shall serve on the commission and as chair of the commission at the pleasure of the governor;

(b) A vice chair, who shall be selected by the commission from among its membership and shall serve as chair in the absence of the appointed chair;

(c) A secretary, who shall be the state treasurer, who is a member of the commission ex officio, and who shall serve as secretary of the commission by virtue of his or her office;

(d) A treasurer, who shall be selected by the commission from its membership. The treasurer shall have custody of and be responsible for all moneys and obligations of the commission and shall deposit such moneys in such banks or other financial institutions as the commission may designate from time to time; or shall invest such moneys not required for immediate disbursement, as the commission may direct from time to time.

(4) Staff services. The commission may employ such staff or temporary staff as it may from time to time direct by motion or by resolution. The commission may from time to time, by motion or by resolution, employ, contract with, or engage engineers, architects, attorneys, financial advisors, bond underwriters, mortgage lenders, mortgage administrators, housing construction or financing experts, other technical or professional assistants, and such other personnel as are necessary. The commission may delegate to the appropriate persons the power to execute legal instruments on its behalf.

(5) Powers. Except as provided in subsection (6) of this section, the commission may by motion or by resolution exercise any or all of the powers specified in chapter 161, Laws of 1983.

(6) The commission may exercise its powers under section 5, chapter 161, Laws of 1983, only by resolution. In order to be effective, each resolution must be adopted by a majority of the commission present and voting at a duly constituted meeting in accordance with WAC 262-01-040, and must be signed by the chair and attested to by the secretary of the commission.

(7) Minutes. In order to be effective, the minutes of any meeting of the commission must be adopted by a majority of the members of the commission present and voting at a duly constituted meeting of the commission in accordance with WAC 262-01-040, and signed and attested to by the secretary of the commission.

(8) Designees. Subject to the approval of a majority of the commission present and voting at a duly constituted meeting in accordance with WAC 262-01-040, an ex officio member of the commission identified in RCW 43.180.040 (2)(a) or (b) may appoint a designee in writing to act on his or her behalf ((until the next public meeting)). Upon such approval of the commission, the designee shall serve as a member of the commission with full authority to vote or carry out the duties of ((his or her)) the office of the ex officio member until the expiration of the designee's written appointment or the ex officio member appoints a temporary or permanent successor to such designee. The term of an appointee shall automatically expire upon replacement of the designating ex officio member. Nothing herein shall prevent the ex officio member from carrying out his or her duties himself or herself during the term of such appointment, in which case the authority of the designee shall be temporarily suspended.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 43.180 RCW. 84-04-042 (Resolution No. 84-1), 262-01-030, filed 1/27/84.]

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