Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: Adoption of new WAC 390-05-274 to clarify the term "party affiliation" and reference to "party," "political party" and similar terms in TITLE 390 WAC.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 42.17.370.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 11-01-053 on December 7, 2010.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New , Amended 1 , Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: January 27, 2011.
WAC 390-05-274 Party affiliation, party preference, etc. (1) "Party affiliation" as that term is used in chapter 42.17 RCW and TITLE 390 WAC means the candidate's party preference as expressed on his or her declaration of candidacy. A candidate's preference does not imply that the candidate is nominated or endorsed by that party, or that the party approves of or associates with that candidate.
(2) A reference to "political party affiliation," "political party," or "party" on disclosure forms adopted by the commission and in TITLE 390 WAC refers to the candidate's self-identified party preference.