WSR 15-18-018
[Filed August 24, 2015, 8:17 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making:
The filing and service of papers with the agency, WAC 391-08-120.
Public records officer, WAC 391-08-800.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28B.52.080, 41.56.090, 41.58.050, 41.59.110, 41.76.060, 47.64.280(2), 49.39.060.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The agency's current rules on the filing and service of papers requires a party filing by electronic mail to "perfect" their filing by mailing a paper copy of the same document. This requirement is also in place for documents filed by fax. The agency is amending its rules to eliminate the need to file multiple copies of the same document. Filing by mail would also be complete upon deposit in the mail. The current standard states that filing by mail is complete when the agency actually receives the document.
The identity of the agency's public records officer has changed and the rule needs to reflect that change.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: No other agency regulates public sector collective bargaining.
Process for Developing New Rule: Agency staff intend to contact representatives from both labor and management to discuss possible amendments to agency rules.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Michael P. Sellars, 112 North Henry Street, Suite 300, P.O. Box 40919, Olympia, WA 98504-4919 [98504-0919], (360) 570-7306; or Dario de la Rosa, 112 North Henry Street, Suite 300, P.O. Box 40919, Olympia, WA 98504-4919 [98504-0919], (360) 570-7328.
August 24, 2015
Dario de la Rosa
Representation Coordinator