PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: TITLE 390 WAC, new and amended rules implementing ESB 6128 (chapter 358, Laws of 2007).
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 rules to implement the new law, including clarifying "ministerial functions," amending registration forms for candidates and political committees, and amending WAC 390-05-210 Definition of contribution.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: The commission is expected to discuss and possibly approve draft language on the above referenced rule topics at its meeting on September 27, 2007. A formal public hearing is expected to be held on December 6, 2007.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting PDC Assistant Director Doug Ellis, 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.
August 21, 2007