PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Changing the I-134 dollar amounts.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 42.17.370(1) and [42.17].690.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: In 1992 Washington citizens passed a comprehensive campaign finance measure (Initiative 134). Among other things the initiative measure provided for limitations on certain contributions.
Pursuant to RCW 42.17.690 the Public Disclosure Commission is required to increase or decrease the contribution limitation dollar amounts based on changes in economic conditions. Any changes made must be within 10% of the calculated target amount and "judged most convenient for public understanding."
The commission may determine that it is appropriate to amend WAC 390-05-400 due to economic conditions and either increase or decrease the current contribution limits.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Interested persons are invited to contact Doug Ellis at the numbers listed below by December 15, 1999.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting PDC Policy Coordinator Doug Ellis, Washington State Public Disclosure Commission, P.O. Box 40908, Olympia, WA 98504-0908, phone (360) 664-2735, fax (360) 753-1112, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
A public hearing on this matter may occur on January 25, 2000.
November 1, 1999
Acting Executive Director