WSR 14-23-091
[Filed November 19, 2014, 11:20 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Political advertising rules contained in Title 390 WAC, including clarifying what records a commercial advertiser must make available for public inspection and the definition of "contribution" as it applies to duplicating political advertising.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 42.17A.110.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Currently, commercial advertisers must make available, for public inspection, certain records relating to their advertisements supporting or opposing candidates. Rule language must be updated to require inspection of records related to electioneering communications, a type of advertisement that identifies a candidate but may not express advocacy. The definition of "contribution" may be refined as it pertains to duplicating political advertising.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: The commission may review and approve draft language at its January 22, 2015, regular meeting.
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, e-mail, phone (360) 664-2737, toll-free 1-877-601-2828, fax (360) 753-1112.
November 19, 2014
Lori Anderson
Communications and
Training Officer