BILL REQ. #: H-4193.1
|State of Washington||63rd Legislature||2014 Regular Session|
READ FIRST TIME 02/11/14.
AN ACT Relating to the public disclosure commission concerning responsibilities and funding; adding a new section to chapter 42.17A RCW; creating a new section; and declaring an emergency.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
NEW SECTION. Sec. 1 The legislature finds that the public is
entitled to complete disclosure regarding the influence of money in
politics. Therefore, the legislature intends to increase disclosure by
requiring electronic filing by lobbyists.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 2 A new section is added to chapter 42.17A RCW
to read as follows:
(1) All agencies required to report under RCW 42.17A.635 must file all reports required by this chapter electronically over the internet as provided by the commission under RCW 42.17A.055.
(2) No later than January 1, 2015, all lobbyists and lobbyists' employers required to file reports under RCW 42.17A.600, 42.17A.615, 42.17A.625, or 42.17A.630 must file all reports required by this chapter electronically over the internet as provided by the commission under RCW 42.17A.055.
(3) The commission shall design, develop, implement, and maintain computer hardware and software or other applications to accommodate electronic filing of the reports required by this section and a database and query system compatible with current architecture, technology, and operating systems that result in readily available data to the public for review and analysis. The commission is encouraged to engage stakeholders in the design and development of the system.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 3 This act is necessary for the immediate
preservation of the public peace, health, or safety, or support of the
state government and its existing public institutions, and takes effect