WSR 09-04-056

AGENDA

PUBLIC DISCLOSURE COMMISSION


[ Filed January 30, 2009, 4:32 p.m. ]


Agenda for Rules Under Development

January - June, 2009



Agency contact Doug Ellis, Assistant Director, P.O. Box 40908, Olympia, WA 98504-0908, phone (360) 664-2735, toll free 1-877-601-2828, fax (360) 753-1112, e-mail dellis@pdc.wa.gov.

At present, the public disclosure commission has five rules under development:

1. Topic: Contributions and expenditures of out-of-state political committees.

Status: On October 1, 2008, the commission filed the preproposal statement with the code reviser giving notice that it is considering rules relating to out-of-state political committees and possible changes to WAC 390-16-050 to clarify what constitutes an out-of-state political committee and update the dollar amounts per RCW 42.17.093 (1)(g).

No public hearing has been scheduled.

Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.370(1).

Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 42.17 RCW.

WAC Cite: WAC 390-16-050 Forms for contributions and expenditures of out-of-state political committees.

2. Topic: Forms for statements of financial affairs.

Status: The commission will file a preproposal statement with the code reviser giving notice that it is considering possible amendments to WAC 390-24-010 and 390-24-020.

A public hearing and possible adoption of amended rules may occur on May 28, 2009. If adopted, the amended rule will likely go into effect in July of 2009.

Statute Authority: RCW 42.17.370(1).

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 42.17.241.

WAC Cite: WAC 390-24-010 Forms for statement of financial affairs and 390-24-020 Forms for amending statement of financial affairs.

3. Topic: In-kind contributions.

Status: The commission will file a preproposal statement with the code reviser giving notice that it is considering a possible new rule to clarify in-kind contributions providing for notification in writing, reporting process and refusal process.

A public hearing and possible adoption of amended rules may occur on May 28, 2009. If adopted, the amended rule will likely go into effect in July of 2009.

Statute Authority: RCW 42.17.370(1).

Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 42.17 RCW.

WAC Cite: New.

4. Topic: Legal defense fund.

Status: The commission will file a preproposal statement with the code reviser giving notice that it is considering a possible new rule to provide guidance to filers who are considering the establishment of a legal defense fund.

A public hearing and possible adoption of amended rules may occur on May 28, 2009. If adopted, the amended rule will likely go into effect in July of 2009.

Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.370(1).

Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 42.17 RCW.

WAC Cite: New.

5. Topic: Lobbyist reporting thresholds.

Status: The commission will file a preproposal statement with the code reviser giving notice that it is considering possible amendments to revise the dollar threshold amounts for lobbyists, lobbyist employers and public agencies reporting under chapter 42.17 RCW.

A public hearing and possible adoption of amended rules may occur on May 28, 2009. If adopted, the amended rule will likely go into effect in July of 2009.

Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.370(1).

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 42.17.370(11).

WAC Cite: Chapter 390-20 WAC.

A complete listing of rule-making activity from 1999 to present can be found on the public disclosure commission web site at www.pdc.wa.gov under rule-making activity.

January 30, 2009

Douglas J. Ellis

Assistant Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office