WSR 00-19-115

PROPOSED RULES

PUBLIC DISCLOSURE COMMISSION


[ Filed September 20, 2000, 11:59 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 00-16-146.

Title of Rule: WAC 390-24-020 Forms for amending statement of financial affairs.

Purpose: To implement privacy concerns by eliminating the need for filers to identify dependent children who are not employed and do not have other reportable assets or liabilities and by requesting the contact telephone number for the filer.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 42.17.370(1).

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 42.17.240.

Summary: Every elected official, candidate, and executive state officer is required to file a statement of financial affairs with the commission. This rule would eliminate the need for persons filing statements of financial affairs to identify dependent children who are not employed and do not have other reportable assets or liabilities.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: The rule is consistent with the Governor's Executive Order 00-03 and other privacy concerns expressed by the commission. The statement of financial affairs is designed to disclose the financial interests and holding of filers and their immediate family members. No overriding public policy purpose is served by requiring the identity of dependent who are not employed and do not have other reportable assets or liabilities.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting and Implementation: Doug Ellis, Public Disclosure Commission, 711 Capitol Way, Room 403, Olympia, (360) 664-2735; and Enforcement: Phil Stutzman, Public Disclosure Commission, 711 Capitol Way, Room 403, Olympia, (360) 664-8853.

Name of Proponent: Public Disclosure Commission, governmental.

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

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: This rule would eliminate the need for persons filing statements of financial affairs to identify dependent children who are not employed and do not have other reportable assets or liabilities. The rule amendment is consistent with Executive Order 00-03 signed by the governor on April 25, 2000.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: This rule would eliminate the need for persons filing statements of financial affairs to identify dependent children who are not employed and do not have other reportable assets or liabilities.

The rule also provides for a contact telephone and a room number change.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. The implementation of this rule does not impact small businesses. It would only apply to individuals filing statements of personal financial affairs.

Section 201, chapter 403, Laws of 1995, does not apply to this rule adoption. The Public Disclosure Commission is not an agency listed in subsection (5)(a)(i) of section 201. Further, the Public Disclosure Commission does not voluntarily make section 201 applicable to this rule adoption pursuant to subsection (5)(a)(ii) of section 201, and to date the Joint Administrative Rules Review Committee has not made section 201 applicable to this rule adoption.

Hearing Location: Commission Hearing Room, Evergreen Plaza Building, 711 Capitol Way, Room 206, Olympia, WA, on October 24, 2000, at 9:00 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Ruthann Bryant, (360) 753-1111.

Submit Written Comments to: Doug Ellis, Public Disclosure Commission, P.O. Box 40908, Olympia, WA 98504-0908, fax (360) 753-1112, by October 20, 2000.

Date of Intended Adoption: October 24, 2000.

September 20, 2000

Vicki Rippie

Executive Director


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 97-23-020, filed 11/10/97)

WAC 390-24-020
Forms for amending statement of financial affairs.

(1) The official form for amending statements of financial affairs as required by RCW 42.17.240 for all persons who have previously filed the form F-1 is designated form "F-1A," revised ((11/97)) 11/00.

(2) No more than three F-1A forms may be filed to amend a previously submitted statement of financial affairs (form F-1). The form can be used only to update information required on an F-1.

(3) The commission reserves the right to reject amendatory forms and require a new statement of financial affairs (form F-1) at any time the amendments are confusing or create misunderstandings. Authority is delegated to the commission's executive director to make this determination.

(4) Copies of Form F-1A are available at the Commission Office, 711 Capitol Way, Room ((403)) 206, Evergreen Plaza Building, PO Box 40908, Olympia, Washington 98504-0908. Any attachments must be on 8-1/2" x 11" white paper.

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[Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.370 (1) and (11) and 42.17.241 (1)(n). 97-23-020, 390-24-020, filed 11/10/97, effective 1/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.370(1). 96-09-017, 390-24-020, filed 4/8/96, effective 5/9/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.370. 91-24-011, 390-24-020, filed 11/22/91, effective 12/23/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.370(1). 86-19-039 (Order 86-06), 390-24-020, filed 9/12/86; 86-08-030 (Order 86-02), 390-24-020, filed 3/26/86; 84-01-017 (Order 83-03), 390-24-020, filed 12/9/83; 79-11-124 (Order 79-07), 390-24-020, filed 11/6/79; Order 94, 390-24-020, filed 10/31/77; Order 87, 390-24-020, filed 11/19/76; Order 62, 390-24-020, filed 8/26/75; Order 48, 390-24-020, filed 3/3/75.]

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