PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
[Filed January 21, 2020, 12:24 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The gambling commission is considering adopting rules to charge the statutorily established default rate for processing public records requests.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 9.46.070
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: RCW 42.56.120
authorizes agencies to charge for certain costs related to public records requests. This statute allows agencies to undergo their own cost-analysis determination or to choose the default rates established in the statute. The gambling commission feels rule making is needed to address the growing costs associated with requests consistent with the guidelines established by the statute.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Ashlie Laydon, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, phone 360-486-3473, fax 360-486-3624, TTY 360-486-3637, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.wsgc.wa.gov.
January 15, 2020