The Public Disclosure Commission, in special meetings May 9 and May 17, adopted emergency rules to apply Engrossed Substitute House Bill 2938.
The new law creates a new structure and timelines for PDC assessment of complaints, requires a new dissolution process for committees once they file a final report, and establishes procedures and reporting exemptions for outages of PDC applications, among other changes.
The legislation, which passed the Legislature this year and was signed into law on March 28, takes effect June 7.
The short timeline from its passage to its effective date made emergency rules necessary. In passing the emergency rules, the commission also entered into the first stage of permanent rulemaking that will incorporate the new rules into Washington Administrative Code 390 on a long-term basis.
The process of permanent rulemaking will allow time for stakeholder input. Anyone who wishes to comment about the emergency rules or engage in the permanent rulemaking process can email their comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. Interested in getting updates about ESHB 2938 rulemaking or related guidance for filers? Go here and subscribe to "ESHB 2938 news."
For more information, see our rulemaking page.
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