WSR 17-16-166
[Filed August 2, 2017, 9:05 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amending WAC 326-07-100 Fees.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 39.19.030, 42.56.100, 42.56.040 (1)(d), and 42.56.120.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The purpose of this rule is to implement HB [EHB] 1595 passed during the 2017 legislative session that amended the Public Records Act, chapter 42.56 RCW. The amendments allow agencies to charge for scanning and digitizing records and to provide them via email, thumb drive, or compact disk. The agency plans to adopt the proposed legislature statutory default fee schedule, as the expenses associated with calculating the actual cost are unduly burdensome.
Process for Developing New Rule: The office of minority and women's business enterprises (OMWBE) welcomes the public to take part in developing the rules. Anyone interested should contact the staff person identified below. At a later date, OMWBE will file a proposal with the office of the code reviser with a notice of proposed rule making. A copy of the proposal will be sent to everyone on the mailing list and to anyone who requests a copy.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Mark Kifowit, Assistant Director of Policy, P.O. Box 41160, Olympia, WA 98504, phone (360) 664-9750, fax (360) 407-0955, email
August 2, 2017
Mark Kifowit
Assistant Director of Policy