WSR 08-24-102

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

HOUSING FINANCE COMMISSION


[ Filed December 2, 2008, 2:16 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amendment to existing rules to change commission meetings from special meetings to regular meetings.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 43.180 RCW.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The commission is changing its meetings from special meetings to regular meetings in order to streamline its meeting notice procedures and to effect cost savings.

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 will request written comments from persons who may be interested in the rules concerning its meetings. Comments received will be considered by the commission before the final rules are published pursuant to a formal notice.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. Written comments must be received by February 25, 2009. These comments will be considered by the commission at its February 26, 2009, meeting. Thereafter, the commission will proceed with rule making. Contact Mr. Paul Edwards, Deputy Director, Washington State Housing Finance Commission, 1000 Second Avenue, Suite 2700, Seattle, WA 98104-1046, phone (206) 287-4462, fax (206) 587-5113.

December 2, 2008

Paul R. Edwards

Deputy Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office