WSR 12-06-006

PROPOSED RULES

PUBLIC DISCLOSURE COMMISSION


[ Filed February 24, 2012, 9:18 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 12-01-062.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 390-05-400 Changes to dollar amounts.

Hearing Location(s): Commission Hearing Room, 711 Capitol Way, Room 206, Olympia, WA 98504, on April 26, 2012, at 9:30 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: April 26, 2012.

Submit Written Comments to: Lori Anderson, Public Disclosure Commission (PDC), P.O. Box 40908, Olympia, WA 98504-0908, e-mail lori.anderson@pdc.wa.gov, fax (360) 753-1112, by April 24, 2012.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Jana Greer by e-mail jana.greer@pdc.wa.gov or phone (360) 586-0544 or (360) 753-1111.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Insert and adjust contribution limits for city council and mayoral candidates.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: The PDC is required, in even numbered years, to adjust contribution limits based on changes in economic conditions. Effective January 13, 2012, the limits were adjusted by amending WAC 390-05-400. Prior to the 2012 amendment and after the 2010 amendment, contribution limits for city council and mayoral candidates enacted by chapter 206, Laws of 2010. These new limits were not included in the 2012 adjustment. Consequently, all contribution limits set out in RCW 42.17A.405 and 42.17A.410 were adjusted except for city council and mayoral candidates' contribution limits.

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

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 42.17A.405.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Agency Comments or Recommendations, if any, as to Statutory Language, Implementation, Enforcement, and Fiscal Matters: The rule amendment conforms to the provisions in RCW 42.17A.125 requiring the commission, at the beginning of each even-numbered calendar year, to adjust dollar amounts in RCW 42.17A.405 based on changes in economic conditions.

Name of Proponent: PDC, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting and Implementation: Lori Anderson, 711 Capitol Way, Room 206, Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 664-2737; and Enforcement: Phil Stutzman, 711 Capitol Way, Room 206, Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 664-8853.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. The implementation of these rule amendments has minimal impact on small businesses.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. The PDC is not an agency listed in subsection (5)(a)(i) of section 201. Further, the PDC does not voluntarily make section 201 applicable to the adoption of these rules pursuant to subsection (5)(a)(i) of section 201, and, to date, the joint administrative rules review committee has not made section 201 applicable to the adoption of these rules.

February 24, 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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