Date of Adoption: May 26 , 2004.
Purpose: This amendment exempts political tickers from sponsor identification, "top five contributors" and notice to voters requirements because it would be impractical to include.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 390-18-030 Political advertising -- Exemptions from identification.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 42.17.370(1).
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 04-08-086 on April 6, 2004.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
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Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
May 27, 2004
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 95-01-074A, filed 12/16/94, effective 1/16/95)
WAC 390-18-030 Political advertising -- Exemptions from identification. (1) Pursuant to RCW 42.17.510(4), the following forms of political advertising need not include the sponsor's name and address, the "notice to voters" or the "top five contributors" information as otherwise required by RCW 42.17.510 (1) and (2) because such identification is impractical: Ashtrays, badges and badge holders, balloons, bingo chips, brushes, bumper stickers -- size 4" x 15" or smaller, buttons, cigarette lighters, clothes pins, clothing, coasters, combs, cups, earrings, emery boards, envelopes, erasers, frisbees, glasses, golf balls, golf tees, hand-held signs, hats, horns, ice scrapers, inscriptions, key rings, knives, labels, letter openers, magnifying glasses, matchbooks, nail clippers, nail files, newspaper ads of one column inch or less, noisemakers, paper and plastic cups, paper and plastic plates, paper weights, pencils, pendants, pennants, pens, pinwheels, plastic tableware, pocket protectors, political tickers, pot holders, reader boards where message is affixed in moveable letters, ribbons, 12-inch or shorter rulers, shoe horns, skywriting, staple removers, stickers -- size 2-3/4" x 1" or smaller, sunglasses, sun visors, swizzle sticks, state or local voters pamphlets published pursuant to law, tickets to fund raisers, water towers, whistles, yard signs -- size 4' x 8' or smaller, yo-yos, and all other similar items.
(2) Political tickers are text messages that scroll across a television screen during scheduled programming.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.390. 95-01-074A, § 390-18-030, filed 12/16/94, effective 1/16/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.370(1). 85-15-020 (Order 85-03), § 390-18-030, filed 7/9/85.]