WSR 17-16-034
[Filed July 21, 2017, 4:16 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Rules implementing the Public Records Act.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 42.56.040.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: EHB 1595 enacts new requirements for charging for records under the Public Records Act. The bill provides charging options, including other amendments to the act. The department of early learning (DEL) intends to update its rules to implement EHB 1595, including clarifying charging information, explaining when fee waivers may be allowed, and better explaining payment requirements.
Process for Developing New Rule: To the extent practicable, DEL intends to seek stakeholder and public input during the rule drafting and development process. At a later date, DEL will file proposed rules, hold a public hearing(s), and accept written comments before adopting permanent rules.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. Individuals and organizations wishing to receive draft and proposed materials may join a DEL rules making list by contacting the DEL rules coordinator at, fax (360) 725-4925, or by writing to the Rules Coordinator, DEL, P.O. Box 49070, Olympia, WA 98504-0970.
July 21, 2017
Ross Hunter