WSR 01-03-160

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

PUBLIC DISCLOSURE COMMISSION


[ Filed January 24, 2001, 11:23 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 390-24-200 Descriptions of real property.

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: WAC 390-24-200 outlines what is required in reporting real property on the personal financial affairs statement (PDC form F-1). Currently, the rule requires that the street address be listed for each parcel, if there is a street address.

The commission will consider whether to make the listing of the street address as one of the options for reporting real property. However, using the street address would not be mandatory. The other options would be the assessor's parcel number, the abbreviated legal description appearing on property tax statements, or the complete legal description.

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 a rule amendment for WAC 390-24-200. 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 dellis@pdc.wa.gov. A public hearing on this matter may occur on April 24, 2001.

January 24, 2001

Vicki Rippie

Executive Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office