WSR 01-04-032

AGENDA

PUBLIC DISCLOSURE COMMISSION


[ Filed January 31, 2001, 10:04 a.m. ]


Public Disclosure Commission

Agenda for Rules Under Development, January - June, 2001



Agency Contact: Doug Ellis, Director of Public Outreach, P.O. Box 40908, Olympia, WA 98504-0908, phone (360) 664-2735, toll free 1-877-601-2828, fax (360) 753-1112, e-mail dellis@pdc.wa.gov.

At present, the Public Disclosure Commission has seven rules under development:

1. Topic: Adjusting the dollar threshold amounts for eligibility under the abbreviated reporting option.

Status: On January 24, 2001, the commission filed the preproposal statement with the code reviser giving notice that it is considering inflationary adjustments to the abbreviated reporting dollar thresholds. A public hearing on this issue may occur on April 24, 2001. If new thresholds are established by rule, they will likely go into effect on June 1, 2001.

Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.370(8).

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 42.17.060 - 42.17.090.

WAC Cite: WAC 390-16-105 Abbreviated campaign reporting -- Eligibility.

2. Topic: Adjusting the dollar threshold amounts for eligibility under the mini-reporting option.

Status: On January 24, 2001, the commission filed the preproposal statement with the code reviser giving notice that it is considering adjustments to the mini-reporting dollar thresholds. A public hearing on this issue may occur on April 24, 2001. If new thresholds are established by rule, they will likely go into effect on June 1, 2001.

Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.370(8).

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 42.17.060 - 42.17.090.

WAC Cite: WAC 390-16-150 Mini campaign reporting.

3. Topic: Adjusting the dollar thresholds that can be accepted by candidates and committees using the abbreviated reporting from any one contributor at a fund-raising event.

Status: On January 24, 2001, the commission filed the preproposal statement with the code reviser giving notice that it is considering adjustments to the maximum aggregate amount that can be accepted from any one contributor at a fund-raising event. A public hearing on this issue may occur on April 24, 2001. If new thresholds are established by rule, they will likely go into effect on June 1, 2001.

Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.370(1).

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 42.17.060 - 42.17.090.

WAC Cite: WAC 390-16-111 Abbreviated campaign reporting -- Special fund raising events.

4. Topic: Revising language on the registration statement for political committees to reflect new dollar thresholds that can be accepted by committees using the abbreviated reporting.

Status: On January 24, 2001, the commission filed the preproposal statement with the code reviser giving notice that it is considering adjustments to the instructional language on the registration form. A public hearing on this issue may occur on April 24, 2001. If new language is established by rule, it will likely go into effect on June 1, 2001.

Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.370(1).

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 42.17.040.

WAC Cite: WAC 390-16-011 Registration statement for political committees.

5. Topic: Revising language on the registration statement for candidates to reflect new dollar thresholds that can be accepted by committees using the mini and abbreviated reporting options.

Status: On January 24, 2001, the commission filed the preproposal statement with the code reviser giving notice that it is considering adjustments to the instructional language on the registration form. A public hearing on this issue may occur on April 24, 2001. If new language is established by rule, it will likely go into effect on June 1, 2001.

Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.370(1).

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 42.17.040 and 42.17.050.

WAC Cite: WAC 390-16-012 Registration statement for candidates.

6. Topic: Revising language on the reporting of real property on the personal financial affairs statement (PDC Form F-1).

Status: On January 24, 2001, the commission filed the preproposal statement with the code reviser giving notice that it is considering changing language to make the listing of the street address as one of the options for reporting real property. A public hearing on this issue may occur on April 24, 2001. If new language is established by rule, it will likely go into effect on June 1, 2001.

Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.370(1).

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 42.17.241 [(1)](h).

WAC Cite: WAC 390-24-200 Descriptions of real property.

7. Topic: Revising the aggregate dollar amount that triggers reporting of a contributor's occupation and the employer's name and address.

Status: The commission may file a preproposal statement with the code reviser giving notice that it is considering increasing the aggregate dollar amount that necessitates reporting of occupation and employer. No date has been set for such action.

Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.370(1).

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 42.17.090 (1)(k).

WAC Cite: WAC 390-16-034 Additional reporting requirements.

A complete listing of rule making from 1999 to present can be found on the Public Disclosure Commission website at www.pdc.wa.gov under rule making activity.

January 31, 2001

Douglas J. Ellis

Director of Public Outreach

Washington State Code Reviser's Office