WSR 17-19-100
[Filed September 19, 2017, 12:08 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amend WAC to comply with new Public Records Act (PRA) requirements (section 3, chapter 304, Laws of 2017).
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 42.56.100, 42.56.040 (1)(d), 42.56.120 (as amended by chapter 304, Laws of 2017), and 42.17A.110(1).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Amendments to chapter 42.56 RCW require agencies to adopt new rules establishing fees for producing copies of public records. Amended statute allows the agency to use default copy fee schedule provided for in the new law. The statute also allows an agency to waive any charge assessed for a public record pursuant to a rule.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Office of the attorney general has the general statutory authority of PRA and is coordinating rule making among state agencies.
Process for Developing New Rule: Collaborative rule-making process.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Barbara Sandahl, P.O. Box 40908, phone 360-753-1111, email, web site
September 19, 2017
Barbara Sandahl
Deputy Director