PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 390-05-400 Changes in dollar amounts, 390-18-010 Political advertising -- Identification of sponsor, and 390-18-025 Political advertising -- Identification of "top five contributors."
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 42.17A.110 and 42.17A.125.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish:
|•||Chapter 202, Laws of 2012, effective June 7, 2012, adds school board candidates to the list of candidates subject to contribution limits and sets the limit at $800. As of January 13, 2012, the commission adjusted the contribution limit to $900. In order to make the newly enacted school board candidates' contribution limit consistent with existing limits, the commission must insert the new limit in WAC 390-05-400 and adjust it.|
|•||Incorporate into existing clarifying rules newly enacted requirement that political advertising regarding ballot measures sponsored by a political committee include the committee's top five contributors (chapter 226, Laws of 2012).|
Process for Developing New Rule: The commission will meet May 24, 2012, to discuss legislative amendments taking effect June 7, 2012, and whether to move forward with related rule making. Public comment will be welcome at this meeting. Interested persons are invited to submit written comments by May 23, 2012, to Lori Anderson, Public Disclosure Commission, P.O. Box 40908, Olympia, WA 98504-0908.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Lori Anderson, P.O. Box 40908, Olympia, WA 98504-0908, phone (360) 664-2737, toll-free phone 1-877-601-2828, fax (360) 753-1112, e-mail email@example.com.
May 9, 2012