March 29, 2019

The Public Disclosure Commission approved permanent rules on March 28 to implement Substitute Senate Bill 5991, also known as the Disclose Act, which creates PDC filing requirements for some nonprofits that engage in political activity. 

The commission approved the new permanent rules after soliciting and considering public comment. The new rules become effective May 4, 2019, and will replace the temporary emergency rules which have been in effect since Jan. 1, 2019.  The permanent rules are:  

WAC 390-16-013 Incidental committees—Registration and reporting

WAC 390-05-521 Definition—Payments received by incidental committees

Nonprofits wondering about how to register and report can consult the incidental committee instructions available on the PDC website