Regular Commission Meeting

Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 8:30am

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: 
8:30 AM - I. Citizen Comments/Concerns | Commissioner Comments/Concerns | Minutes

Approval of Regular Meeting Minutes of October 24, 2013


8:35 AM - IV. Rulemaking


Public hearing and possible adoption of amendments to:

  1.  WAC 390-05-400 Changes in dollar amounts
  2.  WAC 390-16-050 Forms for contributions and expenditures of out-of-state political committees
  3.  WAC 390-20-0101 Forms for lobbyist registration
  4.  WAC 390-20-020 Forms for lobbyist report of expenditures

Update - Lobbyist Reporting of Entertainment, Food and Beverage

Presenter - Lori Anderson; Nancy Krier

9:05 AM - V. On-line Lobbying Disclosures Background

9:35 AM - VI. 2013 Election

Preliminary highlight summary of contributions and expenditures

Presenters - Andrea McNamara Doyle; Lori Anderson

9:45 AM - VII. Progress Report on Strategic Plan Item Re Updating Printed Materials (Brochures)
9:55 AM - Executive Session

Discussion of pending and potential litigation with legal counsel.  Possible action following Executive Session.

10:25 AM - VIII. Pending Report

Demonstration of new internal application to track pending reports that are awaiting submission of signature cards.

Presenter - Michael Smith

10:35 AM - IX. Enforcement

Reports to Commission re: 45-Day Citizen Action Letters

1.    Saving Whatcom County dba Save Whatcom, (45-Day Citizen Action Letter) Case No. 14-004, involving alleged violations of RCW 42.17A.235, 42.17A.240, and 42.17A.245 by failing to file timely and accurate reports of contributions and expenditures, and by failing to file reports electronically.

2.    Whatcom First, (45-Day Citizen Action Letter) Case No. 14-005, involving alleged violations of RCW 42.17A.235 and 42.17A.240 by failing to file timely and accurate reports of contributions and expenditures.

3.    Tristine Samberg, (45-Day Citizen Action Letter) Tracking Number T14-050, involving alleged violations of RCW 42.17A.205, 42.17A.700, 42.17A.235 and 42.17A.240 by: (1) Failing to timely file a Candidate Registration (C-1 report); Failing to timely file a Personal Financial Affairs Statement (F-1 report); and (3) Failing to timely file and accurate reports of contributions and expenditures.

Presenters - Kurt Young; Phil Stutzman; Tony Perkins

11:20 AM - X. Legislative/Budget Update

Presenter - Andrea McNamara Doyle

11:35 AM - XI. Agency Staffing

Presenter - Andrea McNamara Doyle

11:55 AM - XII. Staff Reports

  • Executive Director
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • General Counsel

Presenters - Andrea McNamara Doyle; Michael Smith; Nancy Krier

12:00 PM - XII. Farewell to Commissioner Sehlin

Presenter - Chair Ranade

12:05 PM - Adjourn

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

Notice: The Public Disclosure Commission members may attend a staff potluck at 12 noon.  No PDC business will be conducted.

Meeting Minutes: