PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 390-14 WAC, Access to public records and WAC 390-13-010 Optional format for requests for lists of individuals.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 42.17.370(1), 42.56.100, and 42.56.040.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The public disclosure commission will consider (1) amendments to rules concerning access to public records and consider new model rules developed by the office of the attorney general and (2) repeal of WAC 390-13-010 since authority for the development of model rules is under the office of the attorney general pursuant to chapter 42.56 RCW.
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 and possibly approve draft language on the above referenced rule topics at its meeting on October 22, 2009. A formal public hearing is expected in January 2010.
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, Washington State Public Disclosure Commission, P.O. Box 40908, Olympia, WA 98504-0908, (360) 664-2735, toll free 1-877-601-2828, e-mail email@example.com.
July 28, 2009
Douglas J. Ellis