Beginning 30 days before a regular legislative session, a legislator or state executive office holder may not solicit or accept campaigns contributions:
This prohibition extends to any person employed by or acting on behalf of an official subject to the freeze. Further, since caucus political committees act on behalf of legislators, caucus committee personnel also are prohibited from soliciting or accepting contributions for the purposes mentioned above and further explained in WAC 390-17-400.
Candidates may accept contributions that were made on December 8 or earlier, including contributions that were mailed and bear a December 8 postmark.
The session freeze continues through the end of the regular session. Freeze periods also apply to special sessions, beginning on the first day of the special session and ending on the day the session adjourns.