WSR 01-03-164

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

PUBLIC DISCLOSURE COMMISSION


[ Filed January 24, 2001, 11:26 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 390-16-011 Forms -- Registration statement for political committees.

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 390-16-011 is the official form providing the statement of organization political committees.

The commission will consider whether to change the instructional language provided for political committees selecting the abbreviated reporting option. New language would indicate an increase in the threshold limits from $2,000 to $3,000 and 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 390-16-011. 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