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PDFWAC 16-561-120

Promotional hosting.

The implementation of the rules governing promotional hosting expenditures for the Washington red raspberry commission shall be as follows:
(1) Budget approval. Commission expenditures for agricultural development or trade promotion and promotional hosting shall be pursuant to specific budget items as approved by the commission at regular meetings held to review such matters.
(2) Officials and agents authorized to make expenditures. The following officials and agents are authorized to make expenditures for agricultural development or trade promotion and promotional hosting in accordance with the provisions of these rules:
(a) Commissioners;
(b) Administrator;
(c) Marketing director;
(d) Contractors, as specifically authorized by the commission.
Individual commissioners shall make promotional hosting expenditures, or seek reimbursements for those expenditures, only in those instances where the expenditures have been approved by the commission.
(3) Payment and reimbursement. All payments and reimbursements shall be identified and supported by vouchers to which receipts are attached. Voucher forms may be supplied by the commission, and shall require the following information:
(a) Name and position of each person hosted, provided that in case of a group of twenty-five or more persons, then only the name of the group hosted shall be required;
(b) General purpose of the hosting;
(c) Date of hosting;
(d) Location of the hosting;
(e) To whom payment was or will be made;
(f) Signature of person seeking payment or reimbursement.
(4) The chairman and vice chairman-treasurer of the commission and the administrator are authorized to approve direct payment or reimbursements submitted in accordance with these rules.
(5) The following persons may be hosted when it is reasonably believed such hosting will cultivate trade relations, promote sales of red raspberries, or develop industry unity, provided that such hosting shall not violate federal or state conflict of interest laws:
(a) Individuals from private business;
(b) Foreign government officials;
(c) Federal and state officials, provided lodging, meals and transportation will not be provided when such officials may obtain reimbursement for these expenses from their government employer;
(d) The general public, at meetings and gatherings open to the general public;
(e) Commissioners and employees of the commission when their attendance at meetings, meals, and gatherings at which the persons described in (a) through (d) of this subsection are being hosted will cultivate trade relations, promote sales of red raspberries, or further the objectives of the commission;
(f) Spouses of the persons listed in (a), (b), (c), and (e) of this subsection when attendance of such spouse will serve to cultivate trade relations, promote the sale of red raspberries or develop industry unity.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 15.65.047 and chapter 34.05 RCW. WSR 18-15-009, § 16-561-120, filed 7/6/18, effective 8/6/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.04.200 and 15.65.380. WSR 93-20-088 (Order 5016), § 16-561-120, filed 10/5/93, effective 11/5/93.]
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