WSR 16-17-030
[Filed August 8, 2016, 3:18 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Candidates' joint campaign expensesTransferring campaign contributions from one candidate to another.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 42.17A.110(1).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: RCW 42.17A.430(8) prohibits a candidate from transferring campaign funds to another candidate. Currently, WAC 390-16-234 allows joint campaign expenses to be paid by one candidate who is reimbursed proportionately by the other participating candidates. The commission will change its rules to require candidates to directly pay their prorated share of joint campaign expenses.
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 expects to review draft rule language during the regular September 22, 2016, meeting and schedule a hearing for the purpose of adopting the proposed rule during the regular December 8, 2016, 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 September 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 meeting participation.
August 8, 2016
Lori Anderson
Communications and
Training Officer