WSR 00-19-113

PROPOSED RULES

PUBLIC DISCLOSURE COMMISSION


[ Filed September 20, 2000, 11:56 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 00-16-147.

Title of Rule: WAC 390-16-011 Registration statement for political committees -- Form C-1pc.

Purpose: To implement chapter 237, Laws of 2000 (SB 6775).

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 42.17.370(1).

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 42.17.040 and [42.17].080.

Summary: For many years, candidates and political committees that receive contributions or make expenditures in an election have been required to have their campaign books open for public inspection. As of June 8, 2000, candidates and political committees need to have their campaign books open as follows: On the eighth day before the election, excluding legal holidays, for two consecutive hours between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.; if the eighth day is a legal holiday -- two consecutive hours on the seventh day between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. On the other weekdays by appointment between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: SB 6775 amended the provisions that relate to public inspection of campaign books during the eight days before an election as found in RCW 42.17.080. The political committee registration form needs to be changed to implement this statutory amendment.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting and Implementation: Doug Ellis, Public Disclosure Commission, 711 Capitol Way, Room 403, Olympia, (360) 664-2735; and Enforcement: Phil Stutzman, Public Disclosure Commission, 711 Capitol Way, Room 403, Olympia, (360) 664-8853.

Name of Proponent: Public Disclosure Commission, governmental.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: Rule would update the provisions that relate to public inspection of campaign books during the eight days before an election as found in RCW 42.17.080. The rule would implement the statutory provisions found in SB 6775 and require candidates and political committees that receive contributions or make expenditures in an election have their campaign books open as follows: On the eighth day before the election, excluding legal holidays, for two consecutive hours between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.; if the eighth day is a legal holiday -- two consecutive hours on the seventh day between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. On the other weekdays, by appointment between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: The rule would implement the statutory provisions found in SB 6775 and require candidates and political committees that receive contributions or make expenditures in an election have their campaign books open as follows: On the eighth day before the election, excluding legal holidays, for two consecutive hours between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.; if the eighth day is a legal holiday -- two consecutive hours on the seventh day between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. On the other weekdays by appointment between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. The implementation of this rule does not impact small businesses. This rule would only affect a small business if a candidate or political committee designated such a business as the location where campaign books are open for public inspection.

Section 201, chapter 403, Laws of 1995, does not apply to this rule adoption. The Public Disclosure Commission is not an agency listed in subsection (5)(a)(i) of section 201. Further, the Public Disclosure Commission does not voluntarily make section 201 applicable to this rule adoption pursuant to subsection (5)(a)(ii) of section 201, and to date the Joint Administrative Rules Review Committee has not made section 201 applicable to this rule adoption.

Hearing Location: Commission Hearing Room, Evergreen Plaza Building, 711 Capitol Way, Room 206, Olympia, WA, on October 24, 2000, at 9:00 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Ruthann Bryant, (360) 753-1111.

Submit Written Comments to: Doug Ellis, Public Disclosure Commission, P.O. Box 40908, Olympia, WA 98504-0908, fax (360) 753-1112, by October 20, 2000.

Date of Intended Adoption: October 24, 2000.

September 20, 2000

Vicki Rippie

Executive Director


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 99-22-083, filed 11/2/99)

WAC 390-16-011
Forms -- Registration statement for political committees.

The official form for providing the statement of organization by political committees for designating a campaign treasurer and depository and for reporting information required to qualify for abbreviated campaign finance reporting is designated "C-1pc", revised ((12/99)) 11/00. Copies of this form are available at the Commission Office, 711 Capitol Way, Room ((403)) 206, P.O. Box 40908, Olympia, Washington 98504-0908. Any attachments shall be on 8-1/2" x 11" white paper.

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[Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.370(1). 99-22-083, 390-16-011, filed 11/2/99, effective 12/3/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.390. 94-05-011, 390-16-011, filed 2/3/94, effective 3/6/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.370. 93-15-004, 390-16-011, filed 7/7/93, effective 8/7/93; 92-18-002, 390-16-011, filed 8/20/92, effective 9/20/92; 91-22-033, 390-16-011, filed 10/30/91, effective 11/30/91; 89-20-068, 390-16-011, filed 10/4/89, effective 11/4/89. Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.370(1). 86-04-071 (Order 86-01), 390-16-011, filed 2/5/86; 82-11-026 (Order 82-03), 390-16-011, filed 5/10/82; 82-02-007 (Order 81-04), 390-16-011, filed 12/28/81; Order 91, 390-16-011, filed 7/22/77; Order 62, 390-16-011, filed 8/26/75; Order 60, 390-16-011, filed 7/16/75.]

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