WSR 12-14-057

EMERGENCY RULES

PUBLIC DISCLOSURE COMMISSION


[ Filed June 29, 2012, 9:30 a.m. , effective June 30, 2012 ]


Effective Date of Rule: June 30, 2012.

Purpose: To adjust campaign contribution limits for school board candidates, enacted by chapter 202, Laws of 2012, effective June 7, 2012, consistent with the commission's January 2012 adjustments contribution limits in effect at that time.

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: At the beginning of every even-numbered year, the commission is required to increase or decrease all dollar amounts found in RCW 42.17A.405, 42.17A.410, and other sections of law enacted by Initiative 134 based on economic conditions. These dollar amounts include contribution limits found in RCW 42.17A.405. To accomplish these adjustments for 2012, the commission began permanent rule making in September 2011 and the changes went into effect January 13, 2012. Chapter 202, Laws of 2012, effective June 7, 2012, amended RCW 42.1A.405 [42.17A.405] to place contribution limits on school board candidates, however, the limit imposed was the amount in place prior to the commission's pre-January 2012 adjustment. Adjusting the newly imposed limit will eliminate candidates' confusion that would result from having an "old" limit in place for some candidates. To preserve the general welfare and given the timing restriction for rule making in RCW 42.17A.110(1), the commission has adjusted the newly imposed limits on an emergency basis.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: May 24, 2012.

Lori Anderson

Communications and

Training Officer

OTS-4815.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 12-10-041, filed 4/27/12, effective 5/28/12)

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) 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
Candidates for school board 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 42.17.110 and 42.17.125. 12-10-041, 390-05-400, filed 4/27/12, effective 5/28/12. 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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