Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: Amend WAC 390-16-071 to apply the dollar changes adopted by the public disclosure commission (PDC) in WAC 390-24-301. This change will increase the dollar thresholds from $1,500 to $2,000 on PDC form C-7 for reportable compensation provided state elected officials and their immediate family members and for payments to entities in which state elected officials or their immediate family are an officer or hold a financial interest.
Amend WAC 390-19-020 to change the reference to WEDS, Washington electronic disclosure system, as the software application provided free of charge by the PDC, and replacing it with ORCA, online reporting of campaign activity.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 390-16-071 and 390-19-020.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 42.17.370.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 08-21-164 on October 22, 2008.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: December 29, 2008.
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 02-01-015, filed 12/7/01, effective 1/7/02)
WAC 390-16-071 Annual report of major contributors and persons making independent expenditures. (1) Any person, other than an individual (a) who made contributions to state office candidates and statewide ballot proposition committees totaling more than the aggregate amount during the preceding calendar year for contributions referenced in WAC 390-05-400, code section .180(1), or (b) who made independent expenditures regarding state office candidates and statewide ballot propositions totaling more than the aggregate amount during the preceding calendar year for independent expenditures referenced in WAC 390-05-400, code section .180(1), shall file with the commission an annual report required pursuant to RCW 42.17.180. This report shall not be required of a lobbyist employer filing an annual L-3 report pursuant to RCW 42.17.180 or of a candidate's authorized committee or a political committee provided the information has been properly reported pursuant to RCW 42.17.080 and .090.
(2) The report is entitled "Special Political
Expenditures" and is designated "C-7" revised ((
[Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.370(1). 02-01-015, § 390-16-071, filed 12/7/01, effective 1/7/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.370(1) and 42.17.180 (1)(h). 98-01-062, § 390-16-071, filed 12/11/97, effective 1/11/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.390. 95-01-074A, § 390-16-071, filed 12/16/94, effective 1/16/95; 94-11-016, § 390-16-071, filed 5/5/94, effective 6/5/94.]
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 01-22-052, filed 10/31/01, effective 1/1/02)
WAC 390-19-020 Electronic filing -- Mandatory filing. (1) RCW 42.17.3691 mandates that persons satisfying the qualifying criteria in that section file all contribution and expenditure reports by electronic means.
(2) Persons filing by electronic means shall register with the PDC and receive a filer identification number and password. Filers must have a current C-1 Candidate Registration Statement or a C-1pc Committee Registration Statement with original signature on file with the PDC prior to receiving a filer identification number. Forms C-1 and C-1pc may not be filed electronically.
(3) A filer subject to RCW 42.17.3691 shall file all PDC C-3 and C-4 reports and all appropriate schedules electronically in compliance with subsection (5) of this section.
(4) Any filer required to file electronically, but who files on paper, is in violation of RCW 42.17.3691 and may be subject to enforcement action unless the filer is a candidate who has sought and been granted an exception from electronic filing under WAC 390-19-050.
(5) A filer subject to electronic filing shall file reports using one of the following:
(a) The ((
Washington Electronic Disclosure System
(WEDS))) ORCA software (Online Reporting of Campaign Activity)
provided free-of-charge by the PDC;
(b) Software that creates electronic files that conform to the Political Disclosure Standard Electronic Reporting Format provided by the PDC; or
(c) Any other electronic filing application provided or approved by the PDC.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.370. 01-22-052, § 390-19-020, filed 10/31/01, effective 1/1/02.]