Chapter 42.17A RCW

CAMPAIGN DISCLOSURE AND CONTRIBUTION

Sections
Declaration of policy.
GENERAL PROVISIONS
Definitions.
Conservation district exception.
Statements and reports public records.
ELECTRONIC ACCESS
Web site for commission documents.
Electronic filingAvailability.
Access to reportsLegislative intent.
Access goals.
Access performance measures.
ADMINISTRATION
Public disclosure commissionEstablishedMembershipProhibited activitiesCompensation, travel expenses.
CommissionDuties.
CommissionAdditional powers.
Suspension or modification of reporting requirements.
Changing monetary limits.
Duties of attorney general.
Application of reporting requirements in small political subdivisions.
Date of receiptExceptionsElectronic filings.
Certification of reports.
Duty to preserve statements and reports.
CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORTING
Application of chapterExceptions.
Statement of organization by political committees.
Treasurer.
Depositories.
Deposit of contributionsInvestmentUnidentified contributions.
Filing and reporting by continuing political committee.
Fund-raising activitiesAlternative reporting method.
Reporting of contributions and expendituresPublic inspection of accounts.
Contents of report.
Electronic filingWhen required.
Out-of-state political committeesReports.
Special reportsIndependent expenditures.
Special reportsPolitical advertising.
Special reportsLate contributions or large totalsCertain late contributions prohibited.
Earmarked contributions.
POLITICAL ADVERTISING AND ELECTIONEERING COMMUNICATIONS
FindingsIntentRule-making authority.
ReportInformation requiredTimeMethodBy whomPenalty.
When a contribution.
Recordkeeping.
Identification of sponsorExemptions.
Picture of candidate.
Political advertising or electioneering communicationLibel or defamation per se.
Responsibility for compliance.
Commercial advertisersPublic inspection of documentsCopies to commission.
CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTION LIMITS AND OTHER RESTRICTIONS
FindingsIntent.
Limits specifiedExemptions.
Candidates for judicial officeSpecial elections to fill vacanciesContribution limitsAdjustments.
Contributions.
Reportable contributionsPreelection limitations.
ExpendituresAuthorization of and restrictions on.
Disposal of surplus funds.
Identification of contributions and communications.
Candidates' political committeesLimitations.
Contributions by political committees to political committees.
Personal use of contributionsWhen permitted.
Attribution and aggregation of family contributions.
Attribution of contributions by controlled entities.
Attribution of contributions generally"Earmarking."
Restriction on loans.
Contributions on behalf of another.
Certain contributions required to be by written instrument.
Solicitation of endorsement fees.
Reimbursement for contributions.
Prohibition on use of contributions for a different office.
Limitations on employers or labor organizations.
Agency shop fees as contributions.
Use of public funds for political purposes.
PUBLIC OFFICIALS', EMPLOYEES', AND AGENCIES' CAMPAIGN RESTRICTIONS AND PROHIBITIONSREPORTING
Use of public office or agency facilities in campaignsProhibitionExceptions.
Time limit for state official to solicit or accept contributions.
Solicitation of contributions by public officials or employees.
Public accounts of governmental entities held by financial institutionsStatements and reportsContentsFiling.
Public service announcements.
LOBBYING DISCLOSURE AND RESTRICTIONS
Registration of lobbyists.
Photograph and informationBookletPublication.
Exemption from registration.
Reporting by lobbyistsRules.
Notification to person named in report.
Special reportsLobbyistsLate contributions or large totals.
Reports by employers of registered lobbyists, other persons.
Legislative activities of state agencies, other units of government, elective officials, employees.
Grass roots lobbying campaigns.
Employment of legislators, board or commission members, or state employeesStatement, contents.
Employment of unregistered persons.
Lobbyists' duties, restrictionsPenalties for violations.
PERSONAL FINANCIAL AFFAIRS REPORTING BY CANDIDATES AND PUBLIC OFFICIALS
Elected and appointed officials, candidates, and appointeesReports of financial affairs and gifts.
"Executive state officer" defined.
Contents of report.
Concealing identity of source of payment prohibitedException.
ENFORCEMENT
Civil remedies and sanctionsReferral for criminal prosecution.
ViolationsDetermination by commissionPenaltiesProcedure.
Procedure upon petition for enforcement of order of commissionCourt's order of enforcement.
Enforcement.
Limitation on actions.
CONSTRUCTION
Effective date1973 c 1.
Severability1973 c 1.
Severability1975 1st ex.s. c 294.
Severability1975-'76 2nd ex.s. c 112.
Construction1973 c 1.
Chapter, section headings not part of law.
Repealer1973 c 1.
Construction1975-'76 2nd ex.s. c 112.
Captions.
Short title1993 c 2.
Effective date1995 c 397.
Captions1995 c 397.
Severability1995 c 397.
Part headings not law2005 c 445.
Severability2005 c 445.
Effective dates2005 c 445.
Severability2006 c 348.
Effective date2010 c 204 §§ 505, 602, and 703.
2010 c 204.
Effective date2011 c 60.