WSR 01-03-162

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

PUBLIC DISCLOSURE COMMISSION


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

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 390-16-150 Mini campaign reporting.

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 390-16-150 outlines the circumstances and dollar thresholds under which a candidate is eligible to use the mini campaign reporting option. The dollar thresholds were last changed in 1986.

The commission will consider whether to adjust the mini reporting dollar thresholds from $500 to as much as $1,000 and increasing from $200 to $300 the maximum aggregate amount that can be accepted from any one contributor.

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 possible rule making on amending WAC 390-16-150. 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