Regular Commission Meeting

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 9:30am

Public Disclosure Commission

711 Capital Way, Room 206 | Olympia, Washington 98504

Note: All times shown for consideration of agenda items (other than time of convening) are approximate and may vary, depending on the amount of discussion required for each.

Meeting Agenda: 
9:30 AM - I. Citizen Comments/Concerns | Commissioner Comments/Concerns | Minutes

Approval of Regular Meeting Minutes of  February 27, 2014

Presenter - Chair Ranade

9:35 AM - IV. Rulemaking

Discussion and possible approval of draft language for converting to rule interpretive statements regarding personal financial affairs reporting modifications. Amend WAC 390-28-100 Reporting modifications - Possible qualifications - Statement of financial affairs.

Reporting Modification Interpretations:

  • 02-03 Requests for Modification - Lawyers & Law Firms
  • 02-04 Requests for Modification - Judges & Judicial Candidates
  • 02-05 Requests for Modification - Motor Vehicle Dealers
  • 02-06 Requests for Modification - Requirements to Report Information for Applicants Whose Spouses Create a Reporting Obligation

Disclosure of lobbying expenditures - Discussion and possible adoption of draft language adjusting dollar threshold amounts and defining entertainment.

  • Proposed new WAC 390-20-150 Changes in Dollar
  • Amend WAC 390-20-0101 Forms for lobbyist Registration
  • Amend WAC 390-20-020 Forms for Lobbyist Report of Expenditures
  • Amend WAC 390-20-052 Application of RCW 42.17A.635 – Reports of Agency Lobbying
  • Amend WAC 390-20-111 Form for Lobbyist Employers Report of Political Contributions
  • Amend WAC 390-20-120 Forms for Report of Legislative Activity by Public Agencies
  • Amend WAC 390-20-125 Forms for Registration and Reporting by Sponsors of Grass Roots Lobbying Campaigns
  • Amend WAC 390-20-143 Application of Lobbying Provisions to Organizations
  • Amend WAC 390-20-144 Registration and Reporting by Lobbyist Organizations

Presenter - Lori Anderson

10:05 AM - V. Compliance Advisory Matter re: Loans


Request from State Representative Jake Fey to reinstate loans from Representative Fey to his 2005 and 2010 campaigns that were forgiven in 2010.

  • Discussion of possible interpretation or advisory opinion re: loan reporting

Presenters - Lori Anderson; Andrea McNamara Doyle

10:15 AM - VI. Informational


US Supreme Court Decision on Campaign Finance McUtcheon et al. v. FEC [572 U.S. __ (2014)]

Presenter - Andrea McNamara Doyle

10:25 AM - VII. Legislative/Budget Report

Presenters - Andrea McNamara Doyle

10:35 AM - Break
10:45 AM - VIII. Reporting Modifications


Renewals With Change

Renewals With No Change

Presenter - Chip Beatty

10:55 AM - Request for Closed Hearing to Consider New Reporting Modification Application

  • WAC-390-28-080

Presenter - Andrea McNamara Doyle

11:05 AM - IX. Enforcement

Enforcement (45-day Citizen Action Complaint)

1.    Mark Anderson, Spokane School District No. 81 (Spokane Public Schools) (Continuation of February 27, 2014 enforcement hearing) Case No. 12-145 involving alleged violations of RCW 42.17.130 (recodified January 1, 2012 as RCW 42.17A.555) by using or authorizing the use of school district facilities, including email accounts, to promote school district ballot propositions in 2009 and 2012.  Acceptance by Respondent  of Commission modification of Stipulation.

2.    Yes on I-522 Committee, Case No. 14-011 involving alleged violations of RCW 42.17A.235 and .240 by failing to timely disclose in-kind contributions received from supporters of I-522.

3.    Food Democracy Action! and Food Democracy Action! Yes on I-522 to Label GMOs in Washington (FDA-WA State PAC), Case No. 14-007 involving alleged violations of RCW 42.17A.205 by failing to timely register as a political committee; and RCW 42.17A.235 and .240 by failing to file reports of contributions and expenditures.

Presenter - Phil Stutzman

12:00 PM - Executive Session/Working Lunch

Discussion of pending and potential litigation with legal counsel. Possible action regarding litigation following the executive session.

1:00 PM - X. Strategic Plan Update

F-1 Review Status Report

  • Workgroup Recommendations
  • F-1 Survey Results
  • Stakeholder Meeting re:  On-line Posting

Presenters - Lori Anderson; Andrea McNamara Doyle

1:30 PM - XI. Staff Reports

Executive Director, Andrea McNamara Doyle


The Commission may deliberate in closed session on any enforcement matter on this agenda, or any matters listed in RCW 42.30.140.

Meeting Minutes: