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PDFWAC 183-07-010


The commission conducts its meetings in compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act, chapter 42.30 RCW.
(1) Other than executive sessions, the commission's regular meetings, special meetings, and emergency meetings are open to the general public.
(2) Regular meetings. In conformance with the requirement of RCW 43.03.310(6) that the commission schedule at least four public hearings to take public testimony on its proposed salary schedule, the commission shall schedule such hearings by majority vote. The public hearings so scheduled shall be "regular meetings" as defined by RCW 42.30.075. The commission shall fix the time and place of these public hearings and publish a schedule in the Washington State Register, in accordance with chapter 42.30 RCW, the Open Public Meetings Act.
(3) Special meetings. The chair, presiding officer, or a majority of commission members may call a special meeting at any time in accordance with RCW 42.30.080. In addition, the time and place of special meetings that are scheduled at the same time that the regular meetings described in subsection (1) of this section are scheduled will also be published in the Washington State Register.
(4) Regular meetings and special meetings may be adjourned prior to the published end time if all business has been conducted.
(5) Executive sessions. The chair, presiding officer, or a majority of commission members may call an executive session at any time in accordance with RCW 42.30.110. Executive sessions are not open to the public. Commission staff will attend any executive sessions called except the chair or presiding officer will excuse staff when the purpose of the executive session is to discuss personnel matters.
(6) The presence of at least one-half of the members of the commission shall constitute a quorum.
(7) The affirmative vote of at least nine members of the commission is required to set a schedule of salaries as defined in RCW 43.03.310(4).
(8) The commission shall maintain records of meeting proceedings as minutes; duly recorded, and maintained at the commission's office.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.03.305 through [43.03].310. WSR 11-19-024, § 183-07-010, filed 9/9/11, effective 10/10/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.03.300 through [43.03].310. WSR 09-12-077, § 183-07-010, filed 6/1/09, effective 7/2/09.]
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