WSR 00-19-123

PROPOSED RULES

PUBLIC DISCLOSURE COMMISSION


[ Filed September 20, 2000, 11:59 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 00-16-141.

Title of Rule: WAC 390-20-146 Reporting of field trips and other excursions.

Purpose: To clarify the reporting requirements for field trips and other excursions as outlined in PDC Interpretation No. 00-01.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 42.17.370(1).

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 42.17.170 and 42.17.241.

Summary: RCW 42.17.170 requires registered lobbyists to file periodic reports disclosing lobbying expenditures. The monthly report must include a listing of each payment for an item specified in RCW 42.52.150(5) in excess of fifty dollars and each item specified in RCW 42.52.010 (9)(d) and (f) made to a state elected official, state officer, or state employee. RCW 42.17.241 requires state elected officials, executive state officers and candidates to list each occasion, specifying date, donor and amount, at which food and beverage in excess of fifty dollars was accepted under RCW 42.52.150(5) and items specified in RCW 42.52.010 (9)(d) and (f). This rule would clarify the reporting requirements for filers.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: The rule would clarify the reporting requirements for field trips and other excursions for persons filing statements of financial affairs and lobbyist reports.

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: The rule would assist lobbyists, lobbyist employers, candidates, state elected officials and executive state officers in compliance with state statute when filing reports with the commission.

Proposal does not change existing rules.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. The implementation of this rule does not impact small businesses. It would only apply to businesses that provide field trips and other excursions to candidates, state elected officials and executive state officers. However, there would be no economic impact on such businesses.

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


NEW SECTION
WAC 390-20-146
Reporting of field trips and other excursions.

(1) All persons required to file reports pursuant to RCW 42.17.170 who provide field trips or other excursions to elected and appointed officials, and other individuals required to file the Personal Financial Affairs Statement (PDC Form F-1) shall file, on the appropriate monthly L-2 or L-2 Memo Report, the identity of persons attending the field trip or other excursion along with the date, pro rata cost, and a brief description of the field trip or other excursion.

(2) All persons required to file pursuant to RCW 42.17.241 who attend a field trip or other excursion paid for or provided by a lobbyist, lobbyist employer, or other person paying for or providing field trips or other excursions shall report the date, name of the person paying for or providing the field trip or excursion, pro rata cost attributable to the filer, applicable code value, and a brief description of the field trip or other excursion as part of the F-1 statement that covers the date of the field trip or other excursion.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 390-24-203
Reporting of field trips and other excursions.

(1) All persons required to file reports pursuant to RCW 42.17.170 who provide field trips or other excursions to elected and appointed officials, and other individuals required to file the Personal Financial Affairs Statement (PDC Form F-1) shall file, on the appropriate monthly L-2 or L-2 Memo Report, the identity of persons attending the field trip or other excursion along with the date, pro rata cost, and a brief description of the field trip or other excursion.

(2) All persons required to file pursuant to RCW 42.17.241 who attend a field trip or other excursion paid for or provided by a lobbyist, lobbyist employer, or other person paying for or providing field trips or other excursions shall report the date, name of the person paying for or providing the field trip or excursion, pro rata cost attributable to the filer, applicable code value, and a brief description of the field trip or other excursion as part of the F-1 statement that covers the date of the field trip or other excursion.

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