WSR 00-19-122

PROPOSED RULES

PUBLIC DISCLOSURE COMMISSION


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

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 00-16-143.

Title of Rule: WAC 390-14-026 Access goals to campaign and lobbying reports.

Purpose: To implement provisions in chapter 237, Laws of 2000 (SB 6775).

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 42.17.370(1).

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 42.17.641.

Summary: SB 6775 requires the commission to establish goals regarding prompt availability of all reports, copies of reports, or copies of the data or information included in reports filed under RCW 42.17.040, 42.17.065, 42.17.080, 42.17.100, 42.17.105, 42.17.150, 42.17.170, 42.17.175, and 42.17.180. This rule implements those goals.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: This rule implements provisions of SB 6775.

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: The rule would implement the statutory language of SB 6775 by establishing goals regarding prompt availability for campaign and lobbying reports filed with the commission.

Proposal does not change existing rules.

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 does not apply to businesses and there would be no economic impact on such businesses.

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


NEW SECTION
WAC 390-14-026
Access goals to campaign and lobbying reports.

The Commission sets the following goals for access to all reports, copies or reports, or copies of data or information included in reports, filed under RCW 47.17.040, 47.17.065, 47.17.080, 47.17.100, 47.17.105, 47.17.150, 47.17.170, 47.17.175, and 47.17.180.

(1) In January of 2001, when reports are filed with the Commission, staff will endeavor to make the report available as follows:

(a) Submitted by electronic means:

(i) available in the Commission office within two business days and;

(ii) available on the Commission website within four business days.

(b) Submitted on paper:

(i) available in the Commission office within four business days and;

(ii) available on the Commission website within seven business days.

(2) In January of 2002, when reports are filed with the Commission, staff will endeavor to make the report available as follows:

(a) Submitted by electronic means available in the Commission office and on the Commission website within two business days and;

(b) Submitted by paper, available in the Commission office and on the Commission website within four business days.

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