WSR 03-19-052

PROPOSED RULES

PUBLIC DISCLOSURE COMMISSION


[ Filed September 11, 2003, 8:34 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 03-13-104.

Title of Rule: WAC 390-05-400 Changes in dollar amounts, implements changes in contribution limitations.

Purpose: To implement RCW 42.17.690.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 42.17.370(1) and 42.17.690.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 42.17.690.

Summary: The proposed rule amendment revises the dollar amounts established by Initiative 134 to make inflationary adjustments.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: The rule amendment increases the contribution limits for the 2004 election and implements statutory requirements.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting and Implementation: Doug Ellis, Public Disclosure Commission, 711 Capitol Way, Room 206, Olympia, (360) 664-2735; and Enforcement: Phil Stutzman, Public Disclosure Commission, 711 Capitol Way, Room 206, Olympia, (360) 664-8853.

Name of Proponent: Public Disclosure Commission (PDC), governmental.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: RCW 42.17.690 requires the commission to revise the dollar amounts established by Initiative 134 at the beginning of each even-numbered year. The proposed rule amendment would make inflationary adjustments.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: The proposed rule change would make inflationary adjustments to Initiative 134 contribution limits.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. The implementation of this rule does not impact small businesses.

RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to this rule adoption. The PDC is not an agency listed in subsection (5)(a)(i) of section 201. Further, the PDC does not voluntarily make section 201 applicable to this rule adoption pursuant to subsection (5)(a)(ii) of section 201, and to date JARRC has not made section 201 applicable to this rule adoption.

Hearing Location: Commission Hearing Room, Evergreen Plaza Building, 711 Capitol Way, Room 206, Olympia, WA, on October 28, 2003, at 9:00 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Ruthann Bryant by phone (360) 753-1111.

Submit Written Comments to: Doug Ellis, Public Disclosure Commission, P.O. Box 40908, Olympia, WA 98504-0908, dellis@pdc.wa.gov, fax (360) 753-1112, by October 24, 2003.

Date of Intended Adoption: October 28, 2003.

September 9, 2003

Vicki Rippie

Executive Director

OTS-6663.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 01-22-050, filed 10/31/01, effective 1/1/02)

WAC 390-05-400   Changes in dollar amounts.   Pursuant to the requirement in RCW 42.17.690 that the commission biennially revise the dollar amounts found in Initiative 134 to reflect changes in economic conditions, the following revisions are made:



Code Section Subject Matter Amount Enacted or Last Revised ((2001)) 2004 Revision

.020

Definition of "Independent
Expenditure" (($600)) $625 (($625)) $675
.125 Reimbursement of candidate for loan to
own campaign (($3,500)) $3,800 (($3,800)) $4,000
.180(1) Report --
Applicability of provisions to
Persons who made contributions (($12,000)) $12,500 (($12,500)) $13,500
Persons who made independent
expenditures (($600)) $625 (($625)) $675
.640(1) Contribution Limits--
Candidates for state leg. office (($600)) $625 (($625)) $675
Candidates for other state office (($1,200)) $1,250 (($1,250)) $1,350
.640(2) Contribution Limits--
State official up for recall or pol comm.
supporting recall--
State Legislative Office (($600)) $625 (($625)) $675
Other State Office (($1,200)) $1,250 (($1,250)) $1,350
.640(3) Contribution Limits--
Contributions made by political parties
and caucus committees
State parties and caucus committees

((.60)) .64 per voter

((.64)) .68 per voter

County and leg. district parties ((.30)) .32 per voter ((.32)) .34 per voter
Limit for all county and leg. district
parties to a candidate ((.30)) .32 per voter ((.32)) .34 per voter
.640(4) Contribution Limits--
Contributions made by pol. parties and caucus
committees to state official up for recall or
committee supporting recall
State parties and caucuses ((.60)) .64 per voter ((.64)) .68 per voter
County and leg. district parties ((.30)) .32 per voter ((.32)) .34 per voter
Limit for all county and leg. district parties
to state official up for recall or pol. comm.
supporting recall ((.30)) .32 per voter ((.32)) .34 per voter
.640 (6) Limits on contributions to political parties
and caucus committees
To caucus committee (($600)) $625 (($625)) $675
To political party (($3,000)) $3,200 (($3,200)) $3,400
.740 Contribution must be made by
written instrument (($55)) $60 (($60)) $65

[Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.370 and 42.17.690. 01-22-050, 390-05-400, filed 10/31/01, effective 1/1/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.370(1). 00-04-058, 390-05-400, filed 1/28/00, effective 3/1/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.690. 98-08-069, 390-05-400, filed 3/30/98, effective 5/1/98; 96-04-021, 390-05-400, filed 1/30/96, effective 3/1/96.]

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