WSR 11-12-087

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

WASHINGTON CITIZENS' COMMISSION ON

SALARIES FOR ELECTED OFFICIALS

[ Filed June 1, 2011, 10:49 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Modify chapter 183-08 WAC to implement changes made by the 2011 legislature to amend membership provisions of RCW 43.03.305 and modify chapters 183-01, 183-05, and 183-07 WAC to better inform the public about the commission's operating policies and procedures.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 43.03.300 to [43.03].310.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Chapter 183-08 WAC must be updated to reflect recent legislative action which allows the commission to appoint a member from newly created Congressional District #10 and broadens the pool of potential appointees. Also, existing rules (chapters 183-01, 183-05, and 183-07 WAC) require clarification and updating to aid the public to better understand the commission's operating policies and procedures.

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, Citizens' Commission on Salaries for Elected Officials, P.O. Box 43120, Olympia, WA 98504-3120, carol.sayer@salaries.wa.gov, 1-866-809-8116, fax (360) 586-7544, www.salaries.wa.gov. Visit the web site for additional information about the commission.

June 1, 2011

Carol Sayer

Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office