July 24, 2018

The Public Disclosure Commission is seeking comment on proposed permanent rules that make a number of changes to campaign finance reporting requirements and enforcement procedures for alleged violations.  

The proposal builds on the emergency rulemaking the commission did this spring to implement Engrossed Substitute House Bill 2938. Those emergency rules took effect June 7 and will be in force through the end of the year. The permanent rules would take their place beginning Jan. 1, 2019.

The commission wants to hear from members of the regulated community and the public about the proposed rules and what improvements could be made. Comments can be submitted to pdc@pdc.wa.gov or 711 Capitol Way S., Suite 206, Olympia, WA 98504. The commission also will be taking comment at a public hearing at 11 a.m. Sept. 27.

The proposed rules are linked below:

WAC 390-05 General policies and definitions

WAC-390-12 Administrative procedures

WAC 390-16 Campaign finance reporting

WAC 390-17 Contribution limitations

WAC 390-18 Political advertising

WAC 390-19 Electronic filing

WAC 390-37 Enforcement rules