WSR 01-03-163

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

PUBLIC DISCLOSURE COMMISSION


[ Filed January 24, 2001, 11:25 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 390-16-012 Forms -- Registration statement for candidates.

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 390-16-012 is the official form providing the statement of organization by candidates.

The commission will consider whether to change the instructional language provided for candidates selecting the mini reporting or abbreviated reporting option. New language would indicate an increase in the threshold limits from $500 to as much as $1,000 for mini reporting and from $2,000 to $3,000 for abbreviated reporting. New language would also increase 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 a rule amendment of WAC 390-16-012. 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