Regular Commission Meeting

Thursday, May 28, 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 - Citizen Comments/Concerns | Commissioner Comments | Minutes

Approval of Regular Meeting Minutes of April 23, 2015

Presenter - Chair Degginger

9:35 - IV. Rulemaking

Public hearing and possible adoption of amendments to:

  • WAC 390-18-050 Commercial advertisers  - public inspection of records
  • WAC 390-37-020 Enforcement procedures – Initiation of a complaint
  • WAC 390-37-040 Enforcement procedures – Procedures for filing complaints with the commission

Presenter - Lori Anderson

9:45 AM - V. Executive Director Recruitment

Presenter - Chair Degginger

10:30 AM - VI. Reporting Modifications

New

  • LaVerne Doris Biel - Candidate for City Council, City of Spokane
  • John P. Eminger - School Board Director, Chewelah School District #36
  • Jill Geary - Candidate for School Board Director, Seattle School District
  • Harold Jambor - Port Commissioner, Port of Willapa

Renewals with change

  • Judith Hightower - Municipal Court Judge, City of Seattle
  • Steven Hill - Trustee, Seattle Community Colleges

Renewals with no change

  • Brett Buckley - District Court Judge, Thurston County
  • Karen Donohue - Municipal Court Judge, City of Seattle
  • Deborah Ehrlichman - School Board Director, Shoreline School District
  • Drew Hansen - State Representative, 23rd Legislative District
  • John Hein – School Board Director, Cle Elum-Roslyn School Dist. 404
  • Laura Inveen - Superior Court Judge, King County
  • Lisa M. Janicki - Commissioner, Skagit County
  • David B. Johnston - School Board Director, Snohomish School District
  • Linda C.J. Lee - Appeals Court Judge, Division 2
  • Elizabeth Pike Martin - Superior Court Judge, Pierce County
  • Steven T. O’Ban - State Senator, 28th Legislative District
  • Kathleen M. O’Sullivan - Member, Commission on Judicial Conduct
  • Jamie Pedersen - State Senator, 43rd Legislative District
  • Glenn Phillips - Municipal Court Judge, City of Kent
  • Kevin Ranker - State Senator, 40th Legislative District
  • John R. Ruhl - Superior Court Judge, King County
  • Christine Schaller - Superior Court Judge, Thurston County
  • Mark Thompson - Fire District Commissioner, Thurston County Fire District 5
  • Wm. Alan White - Commissioner, Grant County Hospital District 1
  • Benson D. Wong - City Council Member, City of Mercer Island

Presenter - Jennifer Hansen

10:50 PM - Break
11:00 AM - VII. Rulemaking (Continued)

Discussion and possible approval of draft proposed language for new and amended rules to provide alternatives to adjudicative proceedings for enforcing Chapter 42.17A RCW and Title 390 WAC.

Draft Amended Rules

  • WAC 390-37-010 Enforcement procedures—General.
  • WAC 390-37-050 Enforcement procedures—Respondent's notice of complaint.
  • WAC 390-37-060 Enforcement procedures—Alternative Responses to Non-compliance—Investigation of complaints—Initiation of hearing (adjudicative proceeding).
  • WAC 390-37-070 Enforcement procedures—Complaints dismissed by executive director.
  • WAC 390-37-103 Commission options following receipt of a staff report on alleged violations.
  • WAC 390-37-140 Brief enforcement hearings (adjudicative proceedings)—Authority.
  • WAC 390-37-142 Brief enforcement hearing (adjudicative proceeding)—Procedure.

Draft New Rules

  • WAC 390-37-055 Alternatives to adjudicative proceedings in response to non-compliance.
  • WAC 390-37-056 Alternative Responses to Non-Compliance - Goals and
  • Draft New Rules, Rule Amendments - Alternative Responses to Non-Compliance May 28, 2015 Commission Meeting Page 5 of 5
  • Objectives – Factors to be Considered.
  • WAC 390-37-057 Notices of correction - Process.
  • WAC 390-37-058 Deferred enforcement - Process.

Existing Rules – Brief Hearing Penalty Schedules

  • WAC 390-37-155 Electronic filing brief enforcement hearing penalty schedule.
  • WAC 390-37-160 Statement of financial affairs (F-1) penalty schedule.
  • WAC 390-37-165 Candidate registration statement (C-1)/candidate statement of financial affairs (F-1) penalty schedule.
  • WAC 390-37-170 Lobbyist monthly expense report (L-2) penalty schedule.
  • WAC 390-37-175 Lobbyist employer report (L-3) penalty schedule.

Presenter - Tony Perkins

11:40 AM - VIII. Legislative Report/Budget Update

Presenter - Andrea McNamara Doyle

11:50 AM - IX. Staff Reports

  • Executive Director
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Assistant Director; Communications and Outreach;Compliance and Enforcement
12:00 PM - Executive Session/Working Lunch
1:00 PM - X. Enforcement

  1. Kitsap County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Guild, Case No. 15-042 involving an alleged violation of RCW 42.17A.405(2) by making an over-limit in-kind contribution in the amount of approximately $1,151 to the 2014 Russell Hauge re-election campaign, by copying graphic content, a picture of Mr. Hauge, and endorsement quotes from Mr. Hauge’s publically available campaign website, and using this material in political advertising reported as an Independent Expenditure in support of Mr. Hauge.
  2. Preserve Marriage Washington, Case No. 13-026 involving alleged violations of RCW 42.17A.235 and .240 by failing to timely report expenditures, debts, and orders placed totaling $328,737 during its 2012 campaign opposing Referendum 74, a statewide ballot proposition on the November 6, 2012 general election ballot.
1:45 PM - Adjourn

Reception for Executive Director McNamara Doyle

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: