WSR 08-01-061



[ Filed December 14, 2007, 9:38 a.m. ]

Continuance of WSR 07-21-042 [and 07-22-042].

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 07-16-001.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: New 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 January 24, 2008, at 9:30 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: January 24, 2008.

Submit Written Comments to: Doug Ellis, Public Disclosure Commission, P.O. Box 40908, Olympia, WA 98504-0908, e-mail, fax (360) 753-1112, by January 21, 2008.

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 date of the public hearing to January 24, 2008.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 42.17.370(1).

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 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 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, 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 public disclosure commission (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 to the adoption of these rules.

December 11, 2007

Vicki Rippie

Executive Director


WAC 390-05-225   Registered voters -- Count or number of.   In accordance with RCW 29A.08.130, for purposes of chapter 42.17 RCW and TITLE 390 WAC, the count or number of registered voters shall not include inactive voters.


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