RCW 42.17 was recodified to RCW 42.17A effective January 1, 2012 (see the recodification cross-reference table). For this interpretation see:
RCW 42.17.130 = 42.17A.555(2)

PDC Interpretation

 

 

 

 

APPROVAL DATE:

 

August 25, 1992

 

NUMBER:

 

92-03

 

 

 

 

STATUS:

New

SUPERSEDES:

None

 

 

 

 

REFERENCES:

RCW 42.17.130

APPROVED BY:

The Commission

 

 

 

 

SEE ALSO:

 

 

 

Definition of “Open Press Conference”

 

 

“Open press conference” for the purpose of RCW 42.17.130 means a meeting of an elected official with one or more working representatives of the print or broadcast media; to whom an invitation has been generally extended to press representatives in the area or who ordinarily cover the activities of the office.

 

The format of press conferences vary.  The official may or may not make an introductory statement or have hand-out materials.  However, an “open” press conference envisions that there will be an opportunity for press representatives to question the official about the ballot measure at issue.

 

If the press conference is held electronically rather than in person, i.e. by telephone or television, participants must be afforded an opportunity to hear others’ questions and the official’s answers.

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