WSR 09-20-021

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

SECRETARY OF STATE


[ Filed September 28, 2009, 1:55 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: International student exchange program.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 19.166.050.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: References to a federal agency that no longer exists, and updating standards to provide for consistency between state and federal standards.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Attorney general's office, Consumer Protection Act; reviewed by assistant attorney general.

Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. Public hearings to be noted on web site at http://www.secstate.wa.gov/corps/InternationalStudentExchangeAgency.aspx; for more information contact Scott Murphny [Murphy], 801 Capitol Way South, P.O. Box 40234, Olympia, WA 98504-0234, phone (360) 725-0355, fax (360) 586-4974, smurphy@secstate.wa.gov.

September 28, 2009

Steve Excell

Assistant Secretary of State

Washington State Code Reviser's Office