Regular Commission Meeting

Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 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 January 22, 2015

Presenter - Chair Degginger

9:35 AM - IV. Enforcement

New Majority (Reagan Fund) PAC, Case No. 15-038 involving alleged violations of RCW 42.17A.305 by failing to timely file three Electioneering Communications C‑6 reports; RCW 42.17A.225, 42.17A.235, and 42.17A.240 by failing to provide, on a C-4 report of receipts and expenditures, the required information and detailed breakdown of independent expenditure activities; and RCW 42.17A.245 by failing to timely file a Monetary Contributions C-3 report by the required electronic method.

10:00 AM - V. Enforcement

Tom Albro, Port of Seattle, Case No. 14-006 involving an alleged violation of RCW 42.17A.555 by using and authorizing the use of Port of Seattle facilities to play four recorded audio messages featuring incumbent port commissioners TomAlbro, Stephanie Bowman, John Creighton, and Courtney Gregoire over the public address system at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport between April and October of 2013, and in so doing, assisting the commissioners’ campaigns for election or reelection in 2013.

John Creighton, Port of Seattle, Case No. 15-032 involving an alleged violation of RCW 42.17A.555 by using Port of Seattle facilities to play a recorded audio message featuring incumbent port commissioner John Creighton over the public address system at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport between May and October of 2013, and in so doing, assisting his campaign for election or reelection in 2013.

Courtney Gregoire, Port of Seattle, Case No. 15-033 involving an alleged violation of RCW 42.17A.555 by using Port of Seattle facilities to play a recorded audio message featuring incumbent port commissioner Courtney Gregoire over the public address system at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport between April and October of 2013, and in so doing, assisting her campaign for election or reelection in 2013.

Stephanie Bowman, Port of Seattle, Case No. 15-034 involving an alleged violation of RCW 42.17A.555 by using Port of Seattle facilities to play a recorded audio message featuring incumbent port commissioner Stephanie Bowman over the public address system at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport between May and October of 2013, and in so doing, assisting her campaign for election or reelection in 2013.

Presenter - Chad Standifer, Asst. AG

12:00 PM - Lunch
12:30 PM - VI. Enforcement (Continued)

  • Tom Albro, Port of Seattle, Case No. 14-006
  • John Creighton, Port of Seattle, Case No.15-032
  • Courtney Gregoire, Port of Seattle, Case No.15-033
  • Stephanie Bowman, Port of Seattle, Case No.15-034
2:30 PM - VII. Reporting Modifications

New

Kay Brown, Board Member, Pollution Control/Shorelines Hearings Boards

Gregory A. Tisdel, Candidate, Snohomish County Council

Renewals with no change

Michael Finkle, Judge, King/Snohomish County District Court - Northeast

Raymond Lawton, Member, WA St Student Achievement Council

David Wilson, School Director, Shoreline School District

2:45 PM - Break
2:55 PM - VIII. Legislative/Budget Report

Presenter - Andrea McNamara Doyle

3:05 PM - IX. Rulemaking

Rulemaking

Request for rulemaking regarding reporting of transfers of contributions received for one office to a campaign for a different office

Presenters - Lori Andreson

3:25 PM - X. Executive Session

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

4:05 PM - X. Disclosure of Independent Expenditure Political Advertising

Discussion of the different timeframes and reporting requirements applicable to candidates versus independent expenditure political advertising activity.

4:25 PM - XI. Staff Reports

  • Executive Director
  • Chief Information Technology Officer
  • Assistant Director; Communications and Outreach
  • Compliance and Enforcement

Presenters - Andrea McNamara Doyle; James Gutholm; Tony Perkins

Adjourn
Notes: 

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: