PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amendments to WAC 390-28-100 Reporting modifications -- Possible qualifications.
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 reporting modification rule (WAC 390-28-100) needs to be amended to modernize the rule language, reference statutory standards for modifications, describe real property disclosures, define bona fide separate property agreements and bona fide separate status and refer filers to modification examples in public disclosure commission interpretations.
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 approve draft language at the August 27, 2009, meeting. A formal rule-making hearing for permanent adoption will be scheduled for October 22, 2009.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting assistant director Doug Ellis at Washington State Public Disclosure Commission, P.O. Box 40908, Olympia, WA 98504-0908, (360) 664-2735, toll-free 1-877-601-2828, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 9, 2009