Continuance of WSR 07-21-042.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 07-16-001.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Amend WAC 390-05-400 Changes to dollar amounts as prescribed in RCW 42.17.690 and new rule WAC 390-05-225 relating to registered voter counts for the purposes of chapter 42.17 RCW.
Hearing Location(s): Commission Hearing Room, 711 Capitol Way, Room 206, Olympia, WA 98504, on December 6, 2007, at 9:30 a.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: December 6, 2007.
Submit Written Comments to: Doug Ellis, Public Disclosure Commission, P.O. Box 40908, Olympia, WA 98504-0908, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, fax (360) 753-1112, by December 3, 2007.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Kami Madsen by phone (360) 586-0544.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: To change the time of the public hearing from 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on December 6, 2007.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 42.17.370(1) and 42.17.690.
Statute Being Implemented: RCW 42.17.640, 42.17.645, 42.17.030 and 42.17.405.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Agency Comments or Recommendations, if any, as to Statutory Language, Implementation, Enforcement, and Fiscal Matters: The rule amendment is designed to conform to the provisions in RCW 42.17.690 requiring the commission, at the beginning of each even-numbered calendar year, to adjust dollar amounts in RCW 42.17.640 and 42.17.645 based on changes in economic conditions.
The new rule is designed to provide guidance to county auditors and provide uniformity in calculating the count of registered voters for the purposes under chapter 42.17 RCW.
Name of Proponent: Public disclosure commission (PDC), governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting and Implementation: Doug Ellis, 711 Capitol Way, Room 206, Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 664-2735; and Enforcement: Phil Stutzman, 711 Capitol Way, Room 206, Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 664-8853.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. The implementation of these rule amendments has minimal impact on small businesses.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. The PDC is not an agency listed in subsection (5)(a)(i) of section 201. Further, the PDC does not voluntarily make section 201 applicable to the adoption of these rules pursuant to subsection (5)(a)(i) of section 201, and, to date, JARRC has not made section 201 application [applicable] to the adoption of these rules.
October 30, 2007