PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Title 390 WAC, rules relating to the definition of "elected legislative body," doing business in Washington and the Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) penalty schedules.
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 a possible new rule defining "elected legislative body" and possible rule amendments to clarify the meaning of doing business in Washington and clarifying enforcement procedures. The rules are designed to provide guidance and clarification to the general public and specific direction for the disclosure filing community.
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 October 26, 2004, 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 October 22, 2004, to Doug Ellis, PDC, P.O. Box 40908, Olympia, WA 98504-0908. Written comments received by Monday, October 18, 2004, 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 PDC Director of Public Outreach Doug Ellis at the PDC, P.O. Box 40908, Olympia, WA 98504-0908, (360) 664-2735, toll free 1-877-601-2828, e-mail email@example.com.
August 25, 2004