WSR 12-04-038

EMERGENCY RULES

PUBLIC DISCLOSURE COMMISSION


[ Filed January 27, 2012, 1:17 p.m. , effective January 27, 2012, 1:17 p.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: Insert city council and mayoral candidates' contribution limits in WAC 390-05-400, the public disclosure commission's vehicle for adjusting contribution limits.

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

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 42.17A.110 and 42.17A.125.

Under RCW 34.05.350 the agency for good cause finds that immediate adoption, amendment, or repeal of a rule is necessary for the preservation of the public health, safety, or general welfare, and that observing the time requirements of notice and opportunity to comment upon adoption of a permanent rule would be contrary to the public interest.

Reasons for this Finding: Limits were placed on campaign contributions given to mayor and city council candidates, effective June 2010. These limits were aligned with existing limits on contributions given to legislative and certain local office candidates. These new limits were not inserted in WAC 390-05-400 when it was next amended on January 13, 2012, resulting in a disparity in contribution limit for different types of candidates.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: January 26, 2012.

Lori Anderson

Communications and

Training Officer

OTS-4590.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 12-01-032, filed 12/13/11, effective 1/13/12)

WAC 390-05-400   Changes in dollar amounts.   Pursuant to the requirement in RCW 42.17A.125 that the commission biennially revise the dollar amounts found in Initiative 134 and RCW 42.17A.410 to reflect changes in economic conditions, the following revisions are made:


Code Section Subject Matter Amount Enacted or Last Revised 2012 Revision

.005

Definition of "Independent
Expenditure" $800 $900
.445(3) Reimbursement of candidate for loan to
own campaign $4,700 $5,000
.630(1) Report --
Applicability of provisions to
Persons who made contributions $16,000 $18,000
Persons who made independent
expenditures $800 $900
((.405(2))) .405(1) Contribution Limits--
Candidates for state leg. office $800 $900
Candidates for county office $800 $900
Candidates for other state office $1,600 $1,800
Candidates for special purpose districts $1,600 $1,800
Candidates for city council office $800 $900
Candidates for mayoral office $800 $900
.405(3) Contribution Limits--
State official up for recall or pol comm.
supporting recall--
State Legislative Office $800 $900
Other State Office $1,600 $1,800
.405(4) Contribution Limits--
Contributions made by political parties
and caucus committees
State parties and caucus committees .80 per voter .90 per registered voter
County and leg. district parties .40 per voter .45 per registered voter
Limit for all county and leg. district
parties to a candidate .40 per voter .45 per registered voter
.405(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 .80 per voter .90 per registered voter
County and leg. district parties .40 per voter .45 per registered voter
Limit for all county and leg. district parties
to state official up for recall or pol. comm.
supporting recall .40 per voter .45 per registered voter
.405(7) Limits on contributions to political parties
and caucus committees
To caucus committee $800 $900
To political party $4,000 $4,500
.410(1) Candidates for judicial office $1,600 $1,800
.475 Contribution must be made by
written instrument $80 $90

[Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.370(1) and 42.17.690. 12-01-032, 390-05-400, filed 12/13/11, effective 1/13/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.370(1), 42.17.690, and 42.17.645. 08-04-022, 390-05-400, filed 1/28/08, effective 2/28/08. 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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