WSR 09-05-045

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

WASHINGTON CITIZENS' COMMISSION ON

SALARIES FOR ELECTED OFFICIALS

[ Filed February 12, 2009, 10:34 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Repeal and replace chapter 183-04 WAC, Public records and chapter 183-06 WAC, Public hearing procedures. Adopt new WAC chapters to define commission operating policies and procedures.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 43.03.300 to 3.10 [43.03.310].

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Existing operating policies and procedures are out-of-date or do not exist. Adoption of comprehensive operating policies and procedures will aid the public in understanding the commission's role in state government and inform them how to contact the commission and to become involved in the salary setting process.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Carol Sayer, Director, Citizen's Commission on Salaries for Elected Officials, P.O. Box 43120, Olympia, WA 98504-3120, Csayer@salaries.wa.gov, 1-866-809-8116, fax (360) 586-7544, www.salaries.wa.gov. Visit the web site or contact the commission for times and dates of upcoming public meetings.

February 12, 2009

Carol Sayer

Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office