WSR 12-16-062

AGENDA

PUBLIC DISCLOSURE COMMISSION


[ Filed July 31, 2012, 9:01 a.m. ]


Agenda for Rules Under Development

July - December, 2012



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.

In accordance with RCW 34.05.314, the public disclosure commission (the commission) submits this semi-annual agenda for rules under development.


1. Topic: Public records.

Status: On July 11, 2012, the commission filed proposed rules with the code reviser giving notice of an intended August 23, 2012, public hearing and adoption date. Proposed amendments will recognize and adopt relevant provisions of the state's model public records rules and otherwise update the commission's public records rules.

Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17A.110(1).

Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 42.17A RCW.

WAC Cite: Chapters 390-13 and 390-14 WAC.


2. Topic: Contribution limits.

Status: WAC 390-05-400 was amended June 30, 2012, on an emergency basis to insert and adjust contribution limits for school board candidates (enacted by chapter 202, Laws of 2012, effective June 7, 2012) in accordance with adjustments made to other candidate contribution limits made earlier in 2012. The preproposal statement to begin permanent rule making was filed May 10, 2012.

Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17A.110(1).

Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 202, Laws of 2012, RCW 42.17A.125 and 42.17A.405.

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


3. Topic: Enforcement procedures.

Status: The commission may review and revise procedures for submitting information prior to enforcement hearings.

Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17A.110(1).

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 42.17A.755.

WAC Cite: WAC 390-37-030 Enforcement procedures -- Citizen complaints filed with the commission and 390-37-136 Production of documents and use at hearing and other hearing procedures (adjudicative proceedings).


4. Topic: Informal settlement procedures.

Status: Informal settlement procedures may be reviewed and revised.

Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17A.110(1).

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 34.05.060.

WAC Cite: WAC 390-37-090.


5. Topic: Definition of "officer" for purposes of RCW 42.17A.710 (1)(g).

Status: The commission may convert PDC Interpretation 91-01 to a rule.

Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17A.110(1).

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 42.17A.710.

WAC Cite: To be determined.


6. Topic: Electronic filing -- Reporting threshold.

Status: The commission may review and revise the electronic filing thresholds.

Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17A.110(1).

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 42.17A.245.

WAC Cite: WAC 390-19-030.


7. Topic: Political advertising.

Status: The commission may review and revise rules related to political advertising, including but not limited to sponsor identification requirements and defining "mass communication" as it relates to the statutory definition of political advertising.

Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17A.110(1).

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 42.17A.005 and 42.17A.320.

WAC Cite: Chapter 390-18 WAC.


8. Topic: Volunteer services.

Status: The commission may consider amending its rule defining volunteer services (what is not a contribution).

Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17A.110(1).

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 42.17A.005.

WAC Cite: WAC 390-17-405.


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.

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