WSR 17-20-040
[Filed September 28, 2017, 3:07 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The purpose of this rule making is to adopt a permanent rule that implements ESHB 1594 and HB [EHB] 1595, Laws of 2017 and to adopt the new statutory fee schedule. WAC 48-13-010 Authority and purpose, 48-13-20 Agency description—Contact information—Public records officer, 48-13-030 Availability of public records, 48-13-040 Processing of public records request—General, 48-13-060 Exemptions, and 48-13-070 Costs of providing copies of public records, will be amended.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 42.56.100 and 42.56.070, as amended by section 1, chapter 304, Laws of 2017.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: During the 2017 legislative session amendments were made to chapter 42.56 RCW that require the state auditor's office rules on public records to be updated. Additionally, there are some minor housekeeping updates.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: The office will be proposing a permanent rule and repealing a current rule in response to amendments made to chapter 42.56 RCW by chapter 304, Laws of 2017. The office will provide public notice of this rule making through filings in the Washington State Register and through posting information on the office web site at During a public comment period, the office will also seek comment: (1) As to be described in the anticipated rule-making proposal form (CR-102); (2) from persons who have requested notice of office rule making; and (3) from persons who attend the public hearing.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Cindy Evans, 3200 Sunset Way S.E., P.O. Box 40031, Olympia, WA, 98501, phone 360-725-5585, fax 360-586-3105, TTY 711, email, web site
September 28, 2017
Al Rose
Director of Legal Affairs