PDC News
September 26, 2013Volume 13 Issue No 9

Amit Ranade, Chair
Grant Degginger, Vice Chair
Barry Sehlin, Member
Kathy Turner, Member

Enforcement

 

An enforcement hearing was held to consider allegations that Robert Jesse Hill, candidate for Tacoma City Council member, failed to file a candidate registration and personal financial affairs statement within two weeks of becoming a candidate.  The Commission found Mr. Hill violated the campaign disclosure law and assessed a penalty of $500.

 

Reviews of several brief enforcement hearing orders were conducted.  The orders reviewed and results can be found here.

 

Rule Making

 

The Commission approved draft proposed language to amend:

 

  • WAC 390-05-400, Changes in dollar amounts and
  • WAC 390-16-050, Forms for contributions and expenditures of out-of-state political committees.

Proposed draft amendments make biennial and annual, respectively, adjustments to certain dollar amounts as required by RCW 42.17A.125(1) and RCW 42.17A.250, respectively.

 

Further, the Commission approved proposed draft language to amend:

 

  • WAC 390-20-0101 Forms for Lobbyist Registration and
  • WAC 390-20-020 Forms for Lobbyist Report of Expenditures.

 Proposed draft amendments attempt to clarify, on the form, current disclosure requirements.

 

Reporting Modifications

 

The Commission granted new Personal Financial Statement (F-1) reporting modification for:

 

·         Lorrell D’Oliveira-Noahr, Washington State Senate professional staff, from disclosing the residential address information, including street address, parcel number, and legal description for two properties she owns.

·         Julia Garratt, King County Superior Court judge, from disclosing real estate, including street address, parcel number, or legal description, for two properties she owns.  Judge Garratt was also granted a modification that would redact this information from F-1s filed in the past as a member of the Indeterminate Service Review Board.

·         Bradley Maxa, Court of Apeals, Division II, judge, from disclosing his personal residential address information, including street address, parcel number, or legal description.  The modification also exempts him from disclosing the business customers that, in the last 12 months, made payments of $10,000 or more to Gordon Thomas Honeywell, LLL, a firm in which Judge Maxa was a partner.

A reporting modification for the Personal Financial Affairs Statement (F-1) was renewed for:

·         Claire Grace, Higher Education Facilities Authority member and

·         Frank Radford, Finn Hill Park & Rec Dist. commissioner.


The Commission meeting materials can be found at www.pdc.wa.gov under Commission Meetings. For additional information concerning these issues contact Lori Anderson, Communications & Training Officer, at (360) 664-2737, toll free 1-877-601-2828 or e-mail at landerson@pdc.wa.gov.


The next regular meeting of the Public Disclosure Commission is tentatively scheduled for October 24, 2013.