WSR 11-17-042

AGENDA

PUBLIC DISCLOSURE COMMISSION


[ Filed August 10, 2011, 11:40 a.m. ]


Agenda for Rules Under Development

July - December, 2011



Agency Contact: Lori Anderson, Communications and Training Officer, P.O. Box 40908, Olympia, WA 98504-0908, phone (360) 664-2737, toll free 1-877-601-2828, fax (360) 753-1112, e-mail landerson@pdc.wa.gov.

At present, the public disclosure commission has eight rules under development through permanent rule making and plans to incorporate the recodification of chapter 42.17 RCW throughout TITLE 390 WAC through expedited rule making:


1. Topic: Implementing chapter 145, Laws of 2011.

Status: A CR-101 was filed last June in preparation for rule making to implement chapter 145, Laws of 2011 (ESSB 5021). The commission will likely approve draft language in September.

Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.370(1).

Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 145, Laws of 2011.

WAC Cite: WAC 390-16-011 Forms -- Registration for political committees, 390-16-060 Forms for report of independent expenditures and electioneering communications, 390-17-315 Political committees -- Qualifications to contribute, 390-18-060 Electioneering communication reporting threshold and sponsors, 390-19-030 Electronic filing -- Reporting threshold, and 390-37-103 Commission options following receipt of a staff report on alleged violations.


2. Topic: Adjusting contribution limits.

Status: The commission is required to adjust contribution limits in even-numbered years. A CR-101 was filed in June. The commission will likely review changes in economic factors at the September meeting. Adjustments to dollar amounts will also be considered then.

Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.370(1).

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 42.17.690.

WAC Cite: WAC 390-05-400 Changes in dollar amounts.


3. Topic: Adjusting the reporting threshold for out-of-state political committees.

Status: The commission is required to annually adjust the reporting threshold for major contributions disclosed by an out-of-state political committee. A CR-101 was filed in June. The commission will likely review changes in economic factors at the September meeting and consider changing the reporting threshold.

Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.370(1).

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 42.17.093 (1)(g).

WAC Cite: WAC 390-16-050 Forms -- Out-of-state political committees.


4. Topic: Recodification of chapter 42.17 RCW.

Status: The commission will proceed with expedited rule making in early November to incorporate the recodification of chapter 42.17 RCW throughout TITLE 390 WAC. No substantive changes will be made to the affected rules.

Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.370(1).

Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 204, Laws of 2010.

WAC Cite: See attached list [no further information supplied by agency.]


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.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office