WSR 17-15-028
[Filed July 10, 2017, 11:17 a.m.]
Original Notice.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 17-11-027.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Combined fund drive rule clarification.
Hearing Location(s): Office of the secretary of state conference room, on August 22, 2017, at 2:30 p.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: August 22, 2017.
Submit Written Comments to: Heather Lucas, P.O. [Box] 40250, Olympia, WA 98504-0250, email, fax (360) 586-5629, by August 22, 2017.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Heather Lucas by August 22, 2017, (360) 902-4181.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The proposed rule is intended to clarify procedures as defined in WAC for the combined fund drive office and charitable organizations.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: The proposed rule changes clarify and update existing WAC and update processes used by staff supporting the combined fund drive process.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 41.04.033.
Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 41.04 RCW.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: Office of the secretary of state, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation, and Enforcement: Heather Lucas, P.O. Box 40250, Olympia, WA 98504-0250, (360) 902-4181.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Not applicable.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. Not applicable.
July 10, 2017
Mark Neary
Assistant Secretary of State
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 17-12-089, filed 6/6/17, effective 7/7/17)
WAC 434-750-040 Definitions.
The following definitions apply to chapter 434-750 WAC:
"Beneficiaries of the CFD" means any nonprofit organization that receives funds disbursed from the CFD.
"CFD" means Washington state combined fund drive.
"CFD campaign" means the period of organized solicitation of state employees, higher education employees and public agency retirees. This solicitation is conducted to obtain voluntary contributions, donations and charitable commitments to be allocated to participating organizations and federations. State agencies and higher education institutions have the flexibility to conduct ((a)) CFD campaign ((once a year)) events at any time during the year.
"Federation" means a public or private not-for-profit umbrella organization made up of five or more individual member organizations approved by the CFD to participate in the CFD campaign.
"Participating employer" means Washington state agencies, higher education institutions, government-related entities and related boards.
"Participating organization" means a public or private not-for-profit organization designated as tax-exempt under the Internal Revenue Code 26 U.S.C. Sec. 501 (c)(3) or Sec. 170 (c)(1) and approved by the CFD to participate in the CFD campaign.
"Volunteer" means a state employee or higher education employee chosen to represent the CFD and run the CFD campaign at their respective agency or higher education institution. Volunteers may be referred to as "volunteer," "campaign leader," or "local coordinator."