WSR 97-17-065

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

[Filed August 18, 1997, 3:23 p.m.]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 180-36 WAC, Central purchasing.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.335.100.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To change existing rules to grant greater autonomy and flexibility to local school boards regarding central purchasing of real and personal property.

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

Process for Developing New Rule: Early solicitation of public comments and recommendations respecting new, amended or repealed rules, and consideration of the comments and recommendations in the course of drafting rules.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by sending written comments to Rules Coordinator, State Board of Education, P.O. Box 47206, Olympia, WA 98504-7206, FAX (360) 586-2357, TDD (360) 664-3631. For telephone assistance contact Larry Davis, (360) 753-6715.

August 13, 1997

Larry Davis

Executive Director

Legislature Code Reviser

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office