WSR 05-23-039

PROPOSED RULES

PUBLIC DISCLOSURE COMMISSION


[ Filed November 9, 2005, 1:46 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 05-19-077.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 390-05-400 relating to changes in the I-134 dollar amounts subject to inflationary adjustment under RCW 42.17.690 and WAC 390-12-010 relating to the regular meetings of the Public Disclosure Commission.

Hearing Location(s): Public Disclosure Commission, 711 Capitol Way, Room 206, Olympia, WA 98504, on January 26, 2006, at 9:00 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: January 26, 2006.

Submit Written Comments to: Doug Ellis, Assistant Director, 711 Capitol Way, Room 206, Olympia, WA 98504, e-mail dellis@pdc.wa.gov, fax (206) 753-1112, by January 23, 2006.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Chip Beatty by phone (360) 586-0544.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: To adjust the I-134 dollar amounts based on changes in economic conditions as reflected in the inflationary index used by the commission (WAC 390-05-400) and to adjust the Public Disclosure Commission regular meeting schedule to accommodate commissioner scheduling conflicts (WAC 390-12-010).

Reasons Supporting Proposal: To comply with RCW 42.17.690 providing inflationary adjustments to the I-134 dollar amounts and to accommodate commissioner scheduling conflicts.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 42.17.370 and 42.17.690.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 42.17.690 and 42.30.075.

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

Agency Comments or Recommendations, if any, as to Statutory Language, Implementation, Enforcement, and Fiscal Matters: The rule amendments are needed to implement RCW 42.17.690 and to comply with RCW 42.30.075.

Name of Proponent: Public Disclosure Commission, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting and Implementation: Doug Ellis, 711 Capitol Way, Room 206, Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 664-2735; and Enforcement: Phil Stutzman, 711 Capitol Way, Room 206, Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 664-8853.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. The implementation of these rule amendments has minimal impact on small businesses.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. The Public Disclosure Commission (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)(i) of section 201, and, to date, JARRC has not made section 201 applicable to this rule adoption.

October 31, 2005

Vicki Rippie

Executive Director

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 03-22-064, filed 11/4/03, effective 1/1/04)

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 ((2004)) 2006 Revision

.020

Definition of "Independent
Expenditure" $((625)) 675 $((675)) 700
.125 Reimbursement of candidate for loan to
own campaign $((3,800)) 4,000 $((4,000)) 4,300
.180(1) Report --
Applicability of provisions to
Persons who made contributions $((12,500)) 13,500 $((13,500)) 14,500
Persons who made independent
expenditures $((625)) 675 $((675)) 700
.640(1) Contribution Limits--
Candidates for state leg. office $((625)) 700 (($675))
Candidates for other state office $((1,250)) 1,400 (($1,350))
.640(2) Contribution Limits--
State official up for recall or pol comm.
supporting recall--
State Legislative Office $((625)) 700 (($675))
Other State Office $((1,250)) 1,400 (($1,350))
.640(3) Contribution Limits--
Contributions made by political parties
and caucus committees
State parties and caucus committees ((.64)) .70 per voter ((.68 per voter))
County and leg. district parties ((.32)) .35 per voter ((.34 per voter))
Limit for all county and leg. district
parties to a candidate ((.32)) .35 per voter ((.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 ((.64)) .70 per voter ((.68 per voter))
County and leg. district parties ((.32)) .35 per voter ((.34 per voter))
Limit for all county and leg. district parties
to state official up for recall or pol. comm.
supporting recall ((.32)) .35 per voter ((.34 per voter))
.640 (6) Limits on contributions to political parties
and caucus committees
To caucus committee $((625)) 700 (($675))
To political party $((3,200)) 3,500 (($3,400))
.740 Contribution must be made by
written instrument $((60)) 65 $((65)) 70

[Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.690. 03-22-064, 390-05-400, filed 11/4/03, effective 1/1/04. 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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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 04-12-053, filed 5/28/04, effective 6/28/04)

WAC 390-12-010   Public disclosure commission -- Regular meetings.   Pursuant to RCW 42.30.075, regular meetings of the public disclosure commission are scheduled to be held on the fourth ((Tuesday)) Thursday of each month at 9:00 a.m. unless a different time is noted on an agenda, except November and December when a combined meeting is scheduled to be held during the first or second week of December. The meetings shall be held in the commission meeting room, second floor, Evergreen Plaza Building, 711 Capitol Way, Olympia, Washington, unless circumstances require relocating to another site. If relocating is required, the meeting shall be held at a place designated by the executive director of the commission.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.370(1). 04-12-053, 390-12-010, filed 5/28/04, effective 6/28/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.390. 94-05-010, 390-12-010, filed 2/3/94, effective 3/6/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.370(1). 85-15-020 (Order 85-03), 390-12-010, filed 7/9/85; 82-05-001 (Order 82-01), 390-12-010, filed 2/4/82; 80-06-119 (Order 80-06), 390-12-010, filed 5/30/80; 79-10-070 (Order 79-06), 390-12-010, filed 9/19/79; Order 62, 390-12-010, filed 8/26/75; Order 14, 390-12-010, filed 7/31/73.]