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RCW 42.17A.055

Electronic filing—Availability.

(1) The commission shall make available to candidates, public officials, and political committees that are required to file reports under this chapter an electronic filing alternative for submitting financial affairs reports, contribution reports, and expenditure reports.
(2) The commission shall make available to lobbyists and lobbyists' employers required to file reports under RCW 42.17A.600, 42.17A.615, 42.17A.625, or 42.17A.630 an electronic filing alternative for submitting these reports.
(3) State agencies required to report under RCW 42.17A.635 must file all reports electronically.
(4) The commission shall make available to candidates, public officials, political committees, lobbyists, and lobbyists' employers an electronic copy of the appropriate reporting forms at no charge.
(5) If the electronic filing system provided by the commission is inoperable for any period of time, the commission must keep a record of the date and time of each instance and post outages on its web site. If a report is due on a day the electronic filing system is inoperable, it is not late if filed the first business day the system is back in operation. The commission must provide notice to all reporting entities when the system is back in operation.
(6) All persons required to file reports under this chapter shall, at the time of initial filing, provide the commission an email address that shall constitute the official address for purposes of all communications from the commission. The person required to file one or more reports must provide any new email address to the commission within ten days, if the address has changed from that listed on the most recent report. The executive director may waive the email requirement and allow use of a postal address, on the basis of hardship.
(7) The commission must publish a calendar of significant reporting dates on its web site.
NOTES:
FindingIntent2018 c 304: See note following RCW 42.17A.235.
Effective date2013 c 166: "This act takes effect January 1, 2014." [ 2013 c 166 § 3.]
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