WSR 15-19-112
[Filed September 18, 2015, 5:55 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: (1) Inflationary adjustments to contribution limits and other dollar amounts enacted by Initiative 134.
(2) Inflationary adjustment to out-of-state political committee's large contribution disclosure threshold.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 421.125 [42.17A.125], 42.17A.250.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The provisions of RCW 42.17A.125 require the commission, in even-numbered years, to consider making inflationary adjustments to limits and other dollar amounts enacted by I-134. The provisions of chapter 42.17A RCW require consideration of an annual inflationary adjustment to the reporting threshold for contributions received by an out-of-state committee that makes expenditures to influence Washington state elections. These adjustments are enacted by rule.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: The commission is expected to discuss and possible [possibly] approve draft language at its October 22, 2015, regular meeting.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by submitting comments to Lori Anderson, P.O. Box 40908, Olympia, WA 98504-0908, e-mail, fax (360) 753-1112, phone (360) 664-2737.
Participate in the October 22 commission meeting. Exact time to be determined when agenda is published. Meeting location: 711 Capitol Way, Room 206, Olympia, WA. Contact Lori Anderson to accommodate alternatives to in-person participation.
September 18, 2015
Lori Anderson
Communications and
Training Officer