WSR 00-22-055

PERMANENT RULES

PUBLIC DISCLOSURE COMMISSION


[ Filed October 27, 2000, 2:39 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: October 24, 2000.

Purpose: To implement provisions in chapter 397, Laws of 1995 (ESSB 5684).

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 390-18-010 Political advertising -- Identification of sponsor.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 42.17.370(1).

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 00-19-119 on September 20, 2000.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0. Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

October 27, 2000

V. Rippie

Executive Director


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 93-16-064, filed 7/30/93)

WAC 390-18-010
Political advertising -- Identification of sponsor.

(1) For the purposes of RCW 42.17.510 and this rule, "sponsor" means the candidate, political committee or other person paying for the advertising. If a person acts as an agent for another or is reimbursed by another for the payment, the original source of the payment is the sponsor.

(2) With advertising for which no payment is demanded or for which a cost is not readily ascertainable, the sponsor is the candidate, political committee or person who solicits or arranges for the advertising to be displayed or broadcast.

(3) If more than one person sponsors specific advertising, the identity of each sponsor must be shown. However, if a person contributes in cash or in-kind to a candidate or political committee to assist in paying the cost of advertising, it is unnecessary to include that contributor's name as a sponsor provided the contribution is reported in accordance with applicable provisions of chapter 42.17 RCW.

(4) Printed advertising shall clearly state ((in a printed or drawn box)), set apart from any other printed matter, that it has been paid for by the sponsor (Example: (1) Paid for by the XYZ Committee, mailing address, city, state, zip code; (2) Vote for John Doe, paid for by John Doe, mailing address, city, state, zip code). Broadcast advertising shall conform to the requirements of the Federal Communications Commission.

(5)(a) Political advertising consisting of more than one page but intended to be presented as a single item (i.e. 3-page letter with return envelope) must identify the sponsor on ((each page)) the first page or fold of the advertising. Identification on an enclosed return envelope or the envelope in which the advertising is sent is not sufficient.

(b) Political advertising which is a collection of several items relating to more than one candidate or committee and distributed simultaneously must show the respective sponsor on the respective items.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.370. 93-16-064, 390-18-010, filed 7/30/93, effective 8/30/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.370(1). 85-15-020 (Order 85-03), 390-18-010, filed 7/9/85.]

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