PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Title 390 WAC, rules relating to electronic filing of campaign finance reports, disclosure of small contributors, Caucus Political Committee reporting requirements, reporting by out-of-state and federal political committees and updating of the Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) enforcement hearing rules.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 42.17.370.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The PDC will consider rule amendments and possible new rules to clarify reporting requirements and to update administrative rules consistent with statutory provisions including the Administrative Procedure Act.
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 September 23, 2003, the commission is expected to discuss and possibly adopt proposed amendatory language to the above-mentioned rules. Public comment will be welcome at this meeting. Interested persons are invited to submit written comments by September 19, 2003, to Doug Ellis, Public Disclosure Commission, P.O. Box 40908, Olympia, WA 98504-0908. Written comments received by Monday, September 15, 2003, 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 Director of Public Outreach, Doug Ellis, Washington State Public Disclosure Commission, P.O. Box 40908, Olympia, WA 98504-0908, phone (360) 664-2735, toll free 1-877-601-2828, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. A public hearing on this matter may occur on October 28, 2003.
June 17, 2003