WSR 17-23-032
[Filed November 7, 2017, 2:17 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Public records organization, disclosure procedures, and collection of fees, rules in compliance with chapter 42.56 RCW, Public Records Act.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 28A.345 RCW, Washington State School Directors' Association and chapter 42.56 RCW, Public Records Act.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: In 2017, EHB 1595 authorized Washington state agencies to charge for copying and transmission of certain public records, including records stored in an electronic format. Under EHB 1595, these fees must be identified in agency rules or following an opportunity for notice and comment. Washington State School Directors' Association (WSSDA) is considering creating public record rules and adopting regulations associated with public records fee[s] as indicated by EHB 1595.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Office of superintendent of public instruction.
Process for Developing New Rule: Early solicitations of public comments and recommendations respecting new, amended, or repealed rules, and consideration of the comments and recommendations in the course of drafting rules.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Hector A. Yulo, 221 College Street N.E., Olympia, WA 98516, phone 360-252-3015, fax 360-252-3022, email, web site; or Logan Endres, 221 College Street N.E., Olympia, WA 98516, phone 360-252-3018, fax 360-252-3022, email, web site
November 6, 2017
Tim Garchow
Executive Director