WSR 04-01-134

PERMANENT RULES

PUBLIC DISCLOSURE COMMISSION


[ Filed December 18, 2003, 4:28 p.m. ]


Date Adopted: December 10, 2003.

Purpose: The rule amendment clarifies the existing rule (WAC 390-17-037) by requiring detailed information and provides three examples of how the "purpose" of an expenditure should be reported.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending 1, WAC 390-16-037 Purpose of campaign expenditures -- Reporting.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 42.17.370(1).

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 03-22-066 on November 4, 2003.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

December 18, 2003

Vicki Rippie

Executive Director

OTS-6781.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 96-05-001, filed 2/7/96, effective 3/9/96)

WAC 390-16-037   Purpose of campaign expenditures -- Reporting.   Any person required to report the "purpose" of an expenditure under RCW 42.17.090 (1)(f) and (l), or 42.17.100 (5)(b) shall (((1) specifically)) identify any candidate(s) or ballot proposition(s) that are supported or opposed by the expenditure unless such candidate(s) or ballot proposition(s) have been previously identified in a statement of organization of the person required to be filed under RCW 42.17.040 (2)(f) and (g), ((and))

(2) Whenever an expenditure is made to a candidate or a political committee pursuant to an agreement or understanding of any kind regarding how the recipient will use the expenditure, ((specifically)) the report shall describe in detail that agreement or understanding, and

(3) ((Specifically)) Describe in detail the goods and/or services to be provided by the recipient of the expenditure.

Example A: If an expenditure is for a get-out-the-vote campaign, the purpose shall include the following details:

Vendor Name Purpose Amount
XYZ Consulting GOTV -- phone bank 28th and 29th Legislative districts $1,000

Example B: If an expenditure is for printing, the purpose shall include the following details:

Vendor Name Purpose Amount
ABC Printing 5,000 brochures $3,000

Example C: If an expenditure is for broadcast political advertisements, the purpose shall include the following details:

Vendor Name Purpose Amount
Media King Television ads $50,000
WZUB TV $30,000
WXXX TV $10,000
WCRB TV $10,000

[Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.370(1). 96-05-001, 390-16-037, filed 2/7/96, effective 3/9/96; 82-05-001 (Order 82-01), 390-16-037, filed 2/4/82.]