PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Title 390 WAC, rules relating to changes on forms for Candidate registration (C-1), Political committee registration (C-1pc), and Summary of total contributions and expenditures (C-4).
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 Public Disclosure Commission will consider possible rule amendments changing the candidate and political committee registration forms (WAC 390-16-011 and 390-16-012) to reflect legislative changes to RCW 42.17.080 under HB 1130; and to amend WAC 390-16-041 to reflect legislative changes found in ESSB 5034 electioneering communications. The rules are designed to provide guidance and clarification to the general public and persons subject to the disclosure law.
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 January 26, 2005, the commission is expected to discuss and possibly approve draft language on the above referenced rule topics. Public comment will be welcome at this meeting. Interested persons are invited to submit written comments by January 23, 2005, to Doug Ellis, Public Disclosure Commission, P.O. Box 40908, Olympia, WA 98504-0908. Written comments received by Monday, January 16, 2005, will be provided to commissioners in advance of the meeting. A formal public hearing is expected to occur in conjunction with the commission's March meeting.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Assistant Director Doug Ellis at Washington State Public Disclosure Commission, P.O. Box 40908, Olympia, WA 98504-0908, (360) 664-2735, toll free 1-877-601-2828, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 23, 2005