PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 390-16-311 Automatically affiliated entities maintaining separate contribution limits.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 42.17.370(1).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The Public Disclosure Commission has received a petition for adoption, amendment, or repeal of a state administrative rule under RCW 34.05.330.
WAC 390-16-311 outlines the circumstances under which automatically affiliated entities maintain separate contribution limits imposed by RCW 42.17.640.
The petitioner believes this rule should be repealed because it is not clear, the agency has no authority to make this rule and it conflicts with RCW 42.17.660. A copy of the rule-making petition is available at www.pdc.wa.gov under "rule-making activity."
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: At its meeting on February 27, 2001, the commission is expected to discuss whether to move forward with the petitioner's suggestion to repeal WAC 390-16-311. Public comment will be welcome at this meeting. Interested persons are invited to submit written comments by February 26, 2001, to Doug Ellis, Public Disclosure Commission, P.O. Box 40908, Olympia, WA 98504-0908. Written comments received by Monday, February 19, 2001, will be provided to commissioners in advance of the meeting.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting the Public Disclosure Commission, Director of Public Outreach, Doug Ellis, P.O. Box 40908, Olympia, WA 98504-0908, phone (360) 664-2735, toll free 1-877-601-2828, e-mail email@example.com. A public hearing on this matter may occur on April 24, 2001.
January 16, 2001