|January 23, 2014||Volume 14 Issue No 1|
Amit Ranade, Chair
Grant Degginger, Vice Chair
Kathy Turner, Member
Chair Ranade announced
Governor Inslee’s appointment of a new commissioner, Katrina Asay.
Asay is a former state representative
from the 30th legislative district (representing part of King &
Pierce Counties, including Federal Way, Des Moines, Milton, Algona and Pacific,
and part of Auburn).
Her term begins February 3,
2014 - expires 2017.
The Commission continued its
discussion on Lobbyist reporting of entertainment, food and beverages. Staff
reported to the Commission that related legislation may be introduced during
the 2014 session.
The Commission indicated that they
want to consider adjusting the
thresholds as well as consider alternative reporting for receptions. The
Commission will wait to see whether Legislative changes are made in 2014 before
taking further action.
The Staff was directed to proceed
with expodited rule making to add online access information to agency forms.
The Commission granted a
new Personal Financial Statement (F-1) reporting modification to Richard L. Anderson, City Council Member,
and City of Everett. Exempting him from disclosing the business customer that
paid $10,000 or more in the previous 12-months to Hascal, Sjoholm and Company
PLLC- Certified Public Accountants.
The Commission granted a one-time
temporary electronic filing waiver to Senator
Pam Roach, 2014 Candidate for State
Senate from the 31st Legislative District, provided that the campaign electronically file, no later than March 10, 2014, all required C-3 and C-4 reports disclosing contributions and expenditures from October 2013 through February 2014.
Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA)
The Commission accepted the
staff recommendation and took no further action concerning the citizen action
(45-day letter) complaint involving alleged violations of RCW 42.17A.205, .235
and .240 by failing to register and report as a political committee in
opposition to I-522, a statewide initiative on the November 5, 2013 general election
ballot concerning the mandatory labeling of genetically modified organisms in
Robert Jesse Hill
The Commission denied the reconsideration
of The November 5, 2013 Final Order for Robert Jesse Hill, Case No.13-126, involving
violations of RCW 42.17A.205 and .700 by failing to file a Candidate
Registration (C-1 report) and a Personal Financial Affairs Statement (F-1
report) as a 2013 candidate for Tacoma City Council.
As of January 22, 2014 Mr.
Hill has not filed the required missing reports.
General Manager, North Beach Water District (NBWD)
The Commission accepted the
Stipulation as to Facts, Violation and Penalty as presented regarding alleged
violations of RCW 42.17A.555 by authorizing one of his subordinates, Tami Herman, a NBWD staff
person when the alleged violations occurred, to use the NBWD facilities (computer and copier) to
assist the 2012 campaign of William
Herman, Ms. Herman’s spouse, for Pacific
A penalty of $750 was assessed, with $500 suspended.
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 email@example.com.
The next regular meeting of the Public Disclosure Commission is tentatively scheduled for February 27, 2014.