WSR 08-04-022

PERMANENT RULES

PUBLIC DISCLOSURE COMMISSION


[ Filed January 28, 2008, 3:00 p.m. , effective February 28, 2008 ]


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

Purpose: To amend existing dollar limits for inflation in accordance with RCW 42.17.690 and include adjustments to limits on contributions to candidates seeking election to port districts and county offices in jurisdictions having over 200,000 registered voters. Also, adjusting limits on contributions to candidates seeking any judicial office in accordance with RCW 42.17.645.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 390-05-400 Changes in dollar amounts.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 42.17.370(1), 42.17.690, and 42.17.645.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 08-01-132 on December 19, 2007.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: In determining the inflationary adjustment, we miscalculated the amounts resulting in inaccurate limit projections for candidates for statewide offices, candidates for special purpose districts and judicial candidates. Initially, the current $1,400 per election limit was calculated to increase to $1,500. The correct amount is $1,600.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: January 24, 2008.

Vicki Rippie

Executive [Director]

OTS-1104.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 07-07-005, filed 3/8/07, effective 4/8/07)

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 and RCW 42.17.645 to reflect changes in economic conditions, the following revisions are made:


Code Section Subject Matter Amount Enacted or Last Revised ((2006)) 2008 Revision

.020

Definition of "Independent
Expenditure" $ ((675)) 700 $ ((700)) 800
.125 Reimbursement of candidate for loan to
own campaign $ ((4,000)) 4,300 $ ((4,300)) 4,700
.180(1) Report --
Applicability of provisions to
Persons who made contributions $ ((13,500)) 14,500 $ ((14,500)) 16,000
Persons who made independent
expenditures $ ((675)) 700 $ ((700)) 800
.640(2) Contribution Limits--
Candidates for state leg. office $ 700 $ 800
Candidates for county office $ 700 $ 800
Candidates for other state office $ 1,400 $ 1,600
Candidates for special purpose districts $ 1,400 $ 1,600
.640(3) Contribution Limits--
State official up for recall or pol comm.
supporting recall--
State Legislative Office $ 700 $ 800
Other State Office $ 1,400 $ 1,600
.640(4) Contribution Limits--
Contributions made by political parties
and caucus committees
State parties and caucus committees .70 per voter .80 per registered voter
County and leg. district parties .35 per voter .40 per registered voter
Limit for all county and leg. district
parties to a candidate .35 per voter .40 per registered voter
.640(5) Contribution Limits--
Contributions made by pol. parties and caucus
committees to state official up for recall or
committee supporting recall
State parties and caucuses .70 per voter .80 per registered voter
County and leg. district parties .35 per voter .40 per registered voter
Limit for all county and leg. district parties
to state official up for recall or pol. comm.
supporting recall .35 per voter .40 per registered voter
.640(7) Limits on contributions to political parties
and caucus committees
To caucus committee $ 700 $ 800
To political party $ 3,500 $ 4,000
.645(1) Candidates for judicial office $ 1,400 $ 1,600
.740 Contribution must be made by
written instrument $ ((65)) 70 $ ((70)) 80

[Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.370. 07-07-005, 390-05-400, filed 3/8/07, effective 4/8/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.370 and 42.17.690. 06-07-001, 390-05-400, filed 3/1/06, effective 4/1/06. 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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