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                          HOUSE BILL 2972



State of Washington      57th Legislature     2002 Regular Session


By Representatives Benson, Clements, Lisk, Ahern, Mulliken, Talcott, Morell, Pearson, Bush, Cox, Nixon, Esser, Holmquist, Delvin and Ericksen


Read first time .  Referred to Committee on .

Prohibiting an exclusive bargaining representative from aiding a candidate for the office of governor.

    AN ACT Relating to contributions to candidates for governor; adding a new section to chapter 41.06 RCW; and prescribing penalties.




    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 1.  A new section is added to chapter 41.06 RCW to read as follows:

    (1) No exclusive bargaining representative certified to represent the employees of a bargaining unit shall directly or indirectly pay or use, or offer, consent, or agree to pay or use any money or thing of value for or in aid of any candidate for the office of governor; nor for reimbursement or indemnification of any person for money or property so used.

    (2) Any individual who violates any provision of this section, or who participates in, aids, abets, advises, or consents to any such violation, or who solicits or knowingly receives any money or thing of value in violation of this section, shall be guilty of a gross misdemeanor and is liable to the exclusive bargaining representative for the amount so contributed or received.


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