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RCW 42.17A.700

Elected and appointed officials, candidates, and appointees — Reports of financial affairs and gifts.

(1) After January 1st and before April 15th of each year, every elected official and every executive state officer shall file with the commission a statement of financial affairs for the preceding calendar year. However, any local elected official whose term of office ends on December 31st shall file the statement required to be filed by this section for the final year of his or her term.

     (2) Within two weeks of becoming a candidate, every candidate shall file with the commission a statement of financial affairs for the preceding twelve months.

     (3) Within two weeks of appointment, every person appointed to a vacancy in an elective office or executive state officer position shall file with the commission a statement of financial affairs for the preceding twelve months.

     (4) A statement of a candidate or appointee filed during the period from January 1st to April 15th shall cover the period from January 1st of the preceding calendar year to the time of candidacy or appointment if the filing of the statement would relieve the individual of a prior obligation to file a statement covering the entire preceding calendar year.

     (5) No individual may be required to file more than once in any calendar year.

     (6) Each statement of financial affairs filed under this section shall be sworn as to its truth and accuracy.

     (7) Every elected official and every executive state officer shall file with their statement of financial affairs a statement certifying that they have read and are familiar with RCW 42.17A.555 or 42.52.180, whichever is applicable.

     (8) For the purposes of this section, the term "executive state officer" includes those listed in RCW 42.17A.705.

     (9) This section does not apply to incumbents or candidates for a federal office or the office of precinct committee officer.

[2010 c 204 § 901; 1995 c 397 § 8; 1993 c 2 § 31 (Initiative Measure No. 134, approved November 3, 1992); 1989 c 158 § 1; 1987 c 295 § 19. Prior: 1984 c 125 § 14; 1984 c 34 § 1; 1983 c 161 § 27; 1982 c 10 § 9; prior: 1981 c 311 § 20; 1981 c 67 § 15; 1979 ex.s. c 265 § 3; 1979 c 151 § 73; prior: 1975-'76 2nd ex.s. c 112 § 7; 1975-'76 2nd ex.s. c 104 § 1 (Ref. Bill No. 36); 1975 1st ex.s. c 294 § 13; 1973 c 1 § 24 (Initiative Measure No. 276, approved November 7, 1972). Formerly RCW 42.17.240.]

Notes:

     Severability -- Headings -- Effective date -- 1984 c 125: See RCW 43.63A.901 through 43.63A.903.

     Severability -- Effective dates -- 1983 c 161: See RCW 43.180.903 and 43.180.904.

     Severability -- 1982 c 10: See note following RCW 6.13.080.

     Effective dates -- Severability -- 1981 c 67: See notes following RCW 34.12.010.

Cemetery district commissioners exempt from chapter: RCW 68.52.140, 68.52.220.