ENGROSSED SENATE BILL 6713





                        57th Legislature

                      2002 Regular Session


Passed by the Senate February 16, 2002

  YEAS 25   NAYS 22




President of the Senate


Passed by the House March 8, 2002

  YEAS 53   NAYS 42



I, Tony M. Cook, Secretary of the Senate of the State of Washington, do hereby certify that the attached is  ENGROSSED SENATE BILL 6713 as passed by the Senate and the House of Representatives on the dates hereon set forth.




Speaker of the

      House of Representatives









Approved Place Style On Codes above, and Style Off Codes below.  





Governor of the State of Washington

                   Secretary of State

                  State of Washington



                    ENGROSSED SENATE BILL 6713



             Passed Legislature - 2002 Regular Session


State of Washington   57th Legislature        2002 Regular Session


By Senators Jacobsen and Prentice


Read first time 01/28/2002.  Referred to Committee on State & Local Government.

Making voluntary payroll deductions.  

    AN ACT Relating to voluntary payroll deductions; amending RCW 42.17.680; and providing an effective date.




    Sec. 1.  RCW 42.17.680 and 1993 c 2 s 8 are each amended to read as follows:

    (1) No employer or labor organization may increase the salary of an officer or employee, or give an emolument to an officer, employee, or other person or entity, with the intention that the increase in salary, or the emolument, or a part of it, be contributed or spent to support or oppose a candidate, state official against whom recall charges have been filed, political party, or political committee.

    (2) No employer or labor organization may discriminate against an officer or employee in the terms or conditions of employment for (a) the failure to contribute to, (b) the failure in any way to support or oppose, or (c) in any way supporting or opposing a candidate, ballot proposition, political party, or political committee.  At least annually, an employee from whom wages or salary are withheld under subsection (3) of this section shall be notified of the provisions of this subsection.

    (3) No employer or other person or entity responsible for the disbursement of funds in payment of wages or salaries may withhold or divert a portion of an employee's wages or salaries for contributions to political committees or for use as political contributions except upon the written request of the employee.  The request must be made on a form prescribed by the commission informing the employee of the prohibition against employer and labor organization discrimination described in subsection (2) of this section.  ((The request is valid for no more than twelve months from the date it is made by the employee.))  The employee may revoke the request at any time.  At least annually, the employee shall be notified about the right to revoke the request.

    (4) Each person or entity who withholds contributions under subsection (3) of this section shall maintain open for public inspection for a period of no less than three years, during normal business hours, documents and books of accounts that shall include a copy of each employee's request, the amounts and dates funds were actually withheld, and the amounts and dates funds were transferred to a political committee.  Copies of such information shall be delivered to the commission upon request.


    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 2.  This act takes effect July 1, 2002.


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