PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Possible amendments to WAC 390-20-110 Forms for lobbyist employers report, 390-20-120 Forms for report of legislative activity by public agencies, 390-05-290 Definition -- Political advertising, 390-18-030 Advertising -- Exemptions from identification, and 390-16-207 In-kind contributions -- Explanation and reporting, and new rule to clarify reporting requirements for surplus fund accounts.
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 (PDC) will update rules to provide guidance and clarification to filers.
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 draft language at the September 25, 2008, meeting. A formal rule-making hearing for permanent adoption will be scheduled for November/December 2008.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting the Assistant Director, Doug Ellis, PDC, P.O. Box 40908, Olympia, WA 98504-0908, (360) 664-2735, toll-free 1-877-601-2828, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 2, 2008