Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: Adoption of new WAC 390-05-196 to clarify the difference between bona fide political parties and other political committees for the purpose of contribution limits following the United States supreme court ruling upholding Washington's top two primary system and effectively repealing chapter 29A.20 RCW. This rule contains a December 31, 2011, sunset clause to accommodate 2SB [2SHB] 2016 (section 101, chapter 204, Laws of 2010) amending chapter 42.17 RCW to remove the reference to chapter 29A.20 RCW and confirming the secretary of state's ability to recognize minor bona fide political parties effective January 1, 2012.
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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New , Amended 1 , Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 390-05-196 Bona fide political party -- Application of term. (1) An organization that filed a valid certificate of nomination with the secretary of state or a county elections official under chapter 29A.20 RCW in any year from 2002 through 2007, and any organization that is otherwise recognized by the secretary of state as a minor political party after 2007, is deemed to have satisfied the definition of bona fide political party in RCW 42.17.020.
(2) This section shall terminate effective December 31, 2011, at 11:59 p.m.