WSR 98-01-196

PROPOSED RULES

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

[Filed December 23, 1997, 4:37 p.m.]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 97-21-115.

Title of Rule: New section WAC 180-36-007 Central purchasing by school districts.

Purpose: Provides clear notice to school districts about state constitutional limitations on gifts of public funds when districts are involved with central purchasing activities.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.335.100.

Summary: Adds a new rule to provide notification to school districts of state constitutional limitations regarding gifts of public funds which may affect central purchasing of real and personal property by two or more school districts or a purchasing association formed by two or more school districts.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: See Summary above.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Larry Davis, State Board of Education, Olympia, (360) 753-6715.

Name of Proponent: State Board of Education, governmental.

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

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: See Summary above.

Proposal does not change existing rules.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Not applicable.

Section 201, chapter 403, Laws of 1995, does not apply to this rule adoption. Not applicable.

Hearing Location: Educational Service District 113, 601 McPhee Road S.W., Olympia, WA 98502, on January 28, 1998, at 9:00 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Patty Martin by January 14, 1998, TDD (360) 664-3631, or (360) 753-6715.

Submit Written Comments to: Rules Coordinator, State Board of Education, P.O. Box 47206, Olympia, WA 98504-7206, FAX (360) 586-2357, by January 26, 1998.

Date of Intended Adoption: January 29, 1998.

December 23, 1997

Larry Davis

Executive Director

NEW SECTION

WAC 180-36-007 Central purchasing by school districts. Two or more school districts, or a purchasing association formed by two or more school districts, may centrally or collectively purchase real and personal property, on such terms and conditions as the board of directors or the association judge appropriate, so long as the districts or association comply with state constitutional limitations on gifts (Article 8, subsections 5 and 7).

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