Public Disclosure Commission

711 Capital Way, Room 206 | Olympia, Washington 98504

Note: All times shown for consideration of agenda items (other than time of convening) are approximate and may vary, depending on the amount of discussion required for each.

9:30 AM - I. Citizen Comments/Concerns | Commissioner Comments/Concerns | Minutes

Approve regular meeting minutes of March 28, 2013

Approve special meeting minutes of April 11, 2013

Presenter - Commissioner Ranade

9:35 AM - IV. Interpretations


  • Evolving technology and campaigns (continued)
  • 95-05 Fundraising through 900 telephone numbers
  • 00-02 Guidelines for internet contributions
  • Developments in text message contributions; role of aggregators

Presenter - Nancy Krier

9:50 AM - V. Rules Hearing

Rules Hearing

Public hearing to consider possible adoption of:

  • Amended WAC 390-12-170 Public Disclosure commission – Organization and structure – Officers – Terms
  • Amended WAC 390-19-030 Electronic filing – Reporting threshold
  • Amended WAC 390-24-160 Definition – Professional staff member
10:00 AM - VI. Reporting Modifications


Renewals w/ no change:

Presenter - Jennifer Hansen

10:15 AM - VII. E-Audit Update

Presenter - Andrea McNamara Doyle

10:25 AM - VIII. Legislative Budget/Update

Presenter - Andrea McNamara Doyle

10:35 AM - IX. Staff Reports
  • Executive Director
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • General Counsel

Presenters - Andrea McNamara Doyle; Michael Smith; Nancy Krier

10:45 AM - Executive Session

Discussion of pending and potential litigation with legal counsel. Possible action regarding litigation following the executive session.

11:00 AM - Adjourn

The Commission may deliberate in closed session on any enforcement matter on this agenda, or any matters listed in RCW 42.30.140.



Meeting Summary

April 25, 2013, Volume 4 Issue No 13

Amit Ranade, Chair

Barry Sehlin, Vice Chair

Grant Degginger, Secretary

Kathy Turner, Member

Rule Making

A public hearing was held and the Commission adopted:

  • Amended WAC 390-12-170 Public Disclosure Commission – Organization and structure – Officers – Terms
  • Amended WAC 390-19-030 Electronic filing – Reporting threshold
  • Amended WAC 390-24-160 Definition – Professional staff member.

Reporting Modifications

The Commission granted a Personal Financial Statement (F-1) reporting modification for Brett Buckley, Thurston County District Court Judge, from disclosing an address or other identifying information for two pieces of real property.  Judge Buckley has safety concerns for himself and his family following 2012 assault by an unknown assailant by an unknown assailant.  In addition to an exemption for the report filed in 2013, the Commission granted a retroactive exemption for all reports filed by Judge Buckley following his 2006 appointment.

Reporting modifications exempting individuals from completing certain sections of the Personal Financial Affairs Statement (F-1) were renewed for:

·         Bruce Dammeier, State Senator, 25th Legislative District

·         Marc Daudon, Member, Energy Northwest Executive Board

·         Grant Degginger, Member, Public Disclosure Commission

·         Francois Forgette, Regent, Washington State University,

·         David Johnston, School Director, Snohomish School Board,

·         Glenn Phillips Judge, Kent Municipal Court,

·         Charles Quentin Powers, Trustee, Edmonds Community College,

·         Palmer Robinson, Judge, King County Superior Court,

·         Orin C. Smith, Regent, University of Washington,

·         Rebecca Stillings, Director, Rainier School District,

·         Claire Sussman, Judge, Pierce County District Court,

·         Lucinda Whaley, Commissioner, Washington State Parks & Recreation Committee,

·         Robert Whaley, Trustee, Eastern Washington University, and

·         Matthew W. Williams, Judge, King County District Court – Southeast Division.

The Commission meeting materials can be found at under Commission Meetings. For additional information concerning these issues contact Lori Anderson, Communications & Training Officer, at (360) 664-2737, toll free 1-877-601-2828 or e-mail at

The next regular meeting of the Public Disclosure Commission is tentatively scheduled for May 22, 2013.

Meeting Minutes