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Chapter 42.17A RCW

CAMPAIGN DISCLOSURE AND CONTRIBUTION

Sections

HTMLPDF 42.17A.001Declaration of policy.
GENERAL PROVISIONS
HTMLPDF 42.17A.005Definitions.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.010Conservation district exception.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.020Statements and reports public records.
ELECTRONIC ACCESS
HTMLPDF 42.17A.055Electronic filingAvailability.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.060Access to reportsLegislative intent.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.065Access performance measures.
ADMINISTRATION
HTMLPDF 42.17A.100Public disclosure commissionEstablishedCommissionersProhibited activitiesCompensation, travel expenses.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.105CommissionDuties.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.110CommissionAdditional powers.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.120Suspension or modification of reporting requirements.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.125Revising monetary contribution limits, reporting thresholds, and code values.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.130Duties of attorney general.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.135Application of reporting requirements in small political subdivisions.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.140Date of receiptExceptionsElectronic filings.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.145Certification of reports.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.150Duty to preserve statements and reports.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.160Subpoenas.
CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORTING
HTMLPDF 42.17A.200Application of chapterExceptions.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.205Statement of organization by political committees.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.207Statement of organization by incidental committees.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.210Treasurer.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.215Depositories.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.220Deposit of contributionsInvestmentUnidentified contributions.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.225Filing and reporting by continuing political committee.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.230Fund-raising activitiesAlternative reporting method.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.235Reporting of contributions and expendituresPublic inspection of accounts.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.240Contents of report.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.250Out-of-state political committeesReports.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.255Special reportsIndependent expenditures.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.260Special reportsPolitical advertising.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.265Special reportsLate contributions or large totalsCertain late contributions prohibited.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.270Earmarked contributions.
POLITICAL ADVERTISING AND ELECTIONEERING COMMUNICATIONS
HTMLPDF 42.17A.300FindingsIntentRule-making authority.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.305ReportInformation requiredTimeMethodBy whomPenalty.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.310When a contribution.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.315Recordkeeping.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.320Identification of sponsorExemptions.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.330Picture of candidate.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.335Political advertising or electioneering communicationLibel or defamation per se.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.340Responsibility for compliance.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.345Commercial advertisersPublic inspection of documentsCopies to commission.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.350Top five contributors to political advertisement.
CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTION LIMITS AND OTHER RESTRICTIONS
HTMLPDF 42.17A.400FindingsIntent.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.405Limits specifiedExemptions.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.410Candidates for judicial officeSpecial elections to fill vacanciesContribution limitsAdjustments.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.415Contributions.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.417Foreign nationalsContributions, expenditures, and electioneering prohibited.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.418Foreign nationalsContribution certification.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.420Reportable contributionsPreelection limitations.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.425ExpendituresAuthorization of and restrictions on.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.430Disposal of surplus funds.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.435Identification of contributions and communications.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.440Candidates' political committeesLimitations.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.442Contributions by political committees to political committees.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.445Personal use of contributionsWhen permitted.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.450Attribution and aggregation of family contributions.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.455Attribution of contributions by controlled entities.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.460Attribution of contributions generally"Earmarking."
HTMLPDF 42.17A.465Restriction on loans.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.470Contributions on behalf of another.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.475Certain contributions required to be by written instrument.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.480Solicitation of endorsement fees.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.485Reimbursement for contributions.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.490Prohibition on use of contributions for a different office.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.495Limitations on employers or labor organizations.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.500Agency shop fees as contributions.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.550Use of public funds for political purposes.
PUBLIC OFFICIALS', EMPLOYEES', AND AGENCIES' CAMPAIGN RESTRICTIONS AND PROHIBITIONSREPORTING
HTMLPDF 42.17A.555Use of public office or agency facilities in campaignsProhibitionExceptions.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.560Time limit for state official to solicit or accept contributions.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.565Solicitation of contributions by public officials or employees.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.570Public accounts of governmental entities held by financial institutionsStatements and reportsContentsFiling.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.575Public service announcements.
LOBBYING DISCLOSURE AND RESTRICTIONS
HTMLPDF 42.17A.600Registration of lobbyists.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.603Code of conductVerificationPenalty.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.605Photograph and informationPublication.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.610Exemption from registration and reporting.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.615Reporting by lobbyistsRules.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.620Notification to person named in report.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.625Special reportsLobbyistsLate contributions or large totals.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.630Reports by employers of registered lobbyists, other persons.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.635Legislative activities of state agencies, other units of government, elective officials, employees.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.640Grass roots lobbying campaigns.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.645Employment of legislators, board or commission members, or state employeesStatement, contents.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.650Employment of unregistered persons.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.655Lobbyists' duties, restrictionsPenalties for violations.
PERSONAL FINANCIAL AFFAIRS REPORTING BY CANDIDATES AND PUBLIC OFFICIALS
HTMLPDF 42.17A.700Elected officials, executive state officers, candidates, and appointeesStatement of financial affairs.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.705"Executive state officer" defined.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.710Statement of financial affairsContents.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.715Concealing identity of source of payment prohibitedException.
ENFORCEMENT
HTMLPDF 42.17A.750Civil remedies and sanctionsReferral for criminal prosecution.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.755ViolationsDetermination by commissionPenaltiesProcedure.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.760Procedure upon petition for enforcement of order of commissionCourt's order of enforcement.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.765EnforcementAttorney general.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.770Limitation on actions.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.775Citizen's action.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.780Damages, costs, and attorneys' feesJoint and several liability.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.785Public disclosure transparency account.
CONSTRUCTION
HTMLPDF 42.17A.900Effective date1973 c 1.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.904Construction1973 c 1.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.905Chapter, section headings not part of law.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.906Repealer1973 c 1.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.907Construction1975-'76 2nd ex.s. c 112.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.908Captions.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.909Short title1993 c 2.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.910Effective date1995 c 397.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.911Captions1995 c 397.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.915Effective dates2005 c 445.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.917Effective date2010 c 204 ss 505, 602, and 703.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.918Effective date2010 c 204.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.919Effective date2011 c 60.
HTMLPDF 42.17A.920Local regulations not preempted2020 c 152.