December 21, 2018

The Public Disclosure Commission wants to hear from the public about proposed changes to interpretations dealing with campaign loans, debts, pledges and electronic contributions.

The revisions to Interpretations 12-01 and 00-02, discussed by the commission Dec. 6 and due for further consideration at its Jan. 24 meeting, are intended to reflect changes in the law and campaign finance landscape that have occurred in the years since the interpretations were written or last amended.

In particular, Engrossed Substitute House Bill 2938 made changes to reporting of pledges, debts and electronic contributions that superseded parts of the interpretations. 

Interpretations are intended to provide guidance by informing the public and the regulated community of the commission’s interpretation of applicable rule and law. To review the current versions of the interpretations under review, see the PDC's interpretations page

Comments on the proposed revisions can be sent to pdc@pdc.wa.gov.