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 December 6, 2012

Presenter - Commissioner Sehlin

9:35 AM - IV. Advisory Matters

Presenters - Nancy Krier; Andrea McNamara Doyle

9:45 AM - V. Interpretations

Evolving technology and campaigns (continued)

Presenter - Nancy Krier

10:05 AM - VI. Rule Making

Public hearing and possible adoption of:

  • New rule WAC 390-37-182 Penalty Factors
  • Amend WAC 390-05-400 Changes in dollar amounts

Presenters - Nancy Krier; Lori Anderson

11:05 PM - XI. Legislative/Budget Update

Presenter - Andrea McNamara Doyle

11:15 AM - XII. Staff Reports
  • Executive Director
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • General Counsel

Presenters - Andrea McNamara Doyle; Michael Smith; Nancy Krier

11:25 AM - Executive Session/Working Lunch

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

1:00 PM - Adjourn
10:15 AM - VII. COGEL Report

Presenter - Michael Smith

10:25 AM - VIII. E-Audit Initiative Update

E-Audit Initiative Update

Presenter - Andrea McNamara Doyle

10:35 AM - IX. Emergency Operations Plans Update

Presenter - Nancy Krier

10:55 AM - X. Strategic Plan Update

Presenter - Suemary Trobaugh

10:45 AM - BREAK

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

January 24, 2013, Volume 13 Issue No 1

Amit Ranade, Chair

Barry Sehlin, Vice Chair

Grant Degginger, Member

Kathy Turner, Member

Rule Making

Following a public hearing, the Commission adopted:

  • new rule WAC 390-37-182 Penalty factors  and
  • amended WAC 390-05-0400 Changes in dollar amounts

Advisory Matters

Dimitri Iglitzin, counsel for the Washington State Labor Council and Service Employees International Union (SEIU), and Lynn Dodson, Secretary Treasurer of the Washington State Labor Council, requested the Commission change the process for authorizing campaign contributions through payroll deduction to accommodate electronic authorizations.  The Commission agreed to consider the request and will proceed at its February meeting.

Discussion regarding evolving technology and campaigns continued from the December 2012 meeting.  Two issues were focused on:  disclaimers required for online political advertising and mass Emails.  The Commission agreed that staff should incorporate their thoughts into the existing interpretations and political advertising rule and present those drafts for the Commission’s consideration at the next meeting.

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 February 28, 2013.

Meeting Minutes