WSR 12-22-049

PROPOSED RULES

PUBLIC DISCLOSURE COMMISSION


[ Filed November 5, 2012, 12:04 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 12-11-034.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Amend WAC 390-05-400 Changes in dollar amounts, to insert and adjust contribution limits for school board candidates.

Hearing Location(s): 711 Capitol Way, Room 206, Olympia, WA, on January 24, 2013, at 9:30 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: January 24, 2013.

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 January 22, 2013.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Jana Greer by January 23, 2013, (360) 586-0544.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Chapter 202, Laws of 2012, effective June 7, 2012, amended RCW 42.1A.405 [42.17A.405] to enact $800 per election contribution limits for school board candidates. Prior to the passage of chapter 202, Laws of 2012, the commission had adjusted the $800 contribution limit to $900, effective January 13, 2012. Adjusting the limit for school board candidates will eliminate candidates' confusion that would result from having an "old" $800 limit for school board candidates and a "new" $900 limit for candidates for other offices.

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

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 42.17A.405.

Agency Comments or Recommendations, if any, as to Statutory Language, Implementation, Enforcement, and Fiscal Matters: RCW 42.17A.125 requires the commission, at the beginning of each even-numbered calendar year, to adjust dollar amounts in RCW 42.17A.405 and 42.17A.410 based on changes in economic conditions. The commission believes the legislature's failure to recognize the 2012 adjustment when expanding contribution limits to school board candidates in chapter 202, Laws of 2012, was an oversight that amending WAC 390-05-400 will correct.

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. The PDC is not subject to the requirement to prepare a school district fiscal impact statement found in RCW 28A.305.135.

November 5, 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.]