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

Approval of special meeting minutes of April 25, 2013

Presenter - Chair Ranade

9:35 AM - IV. Rules Hearing

Public hearing to consider adoption of possible new rule and amendments to Title 390 WAC regarding:

  • Electronic Signatures
    • WAC 390-17-100 Contributions withholding authorizations
  • Top Five
    • WAC 390-18-010 Advertising, political advertising, electioneering communications, and independent expenditures
    • WAC 390-18-025 Advertising – Identification of “top five contributors”
  • Internet Campaign Activity
    • WAC 390-18-015 Online political advertising
    • WAC 390-18-030 Advertising –Exemptions from identification
    • WAC 390-05-210 Definition – Contribution
    • WAC 390-05-290 Definition – Political advertising
    • WAC 390-05-520 Periodical
    • WAC 390-17-405 Volunteer services

Presenters - Nancy Krier; Lori Anderson

10:15 AM - Break
10:25 AM - V. Interpretations

Presenter - Nancy Krier

11:10 AM - VI. Training

LMC demonstration

Presenter - Michael Smith

11:25 AM - VII. E-audit Update

Recent and upcoming group enforcement activity

Presenter - Phil Stutzman

11:40 AM - VIII. Retreat Planning Discussion

Presenter - Andrea McNamara Doyle

12:00 PM - Executive Session/Working Lunch

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

1:00 PM - IX. Reporting Modifications



Presenter - Jennifer Hansen

1:15 PM - X. Legislative/budget Update

Presenter - Andrea McNamara Doyle

1:30 PM - XI. Staff Reports
  • Executive Director
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • General Counsel

Presenters - Andrea McNamara Doyle; Michael Smith; Nancy Krier

1:35 PM - Adjourn

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

The May 23, 2013 regular meeting is cancelled.


Meeting Summary

May 22, 2013, Volume 13 Issue No 5

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 390-11-100 Contributions withholding authorizations [to accommodate electronic authorizations].
  • Amended WAC 390-18-000 Advertising, political advertising, electioneering communications, and independent expenditures and
  • Amended WAC 390-18-025 Advertising – Identification of “top five contributors” [to include the “top five” disclosure requirement for certain ballot measure advertisements].
  • Amended WAC 390-05-290 Definition – Political Advertising,
  • Amended WAC 390-05-520 Periodical,
  • Amended WAC 390-18-030 Advertising – Exemptions from identification,
  • Amended WAC 390-17-405 Volunteer services and
  • New WAC 390-18-015 Online political advertising [to include sponsor ID requirements for campaign activity on the Internet}.

Reporting Modifications

The Commission granted a Personal Financial Statement (F-1) reporting modification for Carol Nelson, Director, Department of Revenue, from disclosing business and other governmental customers that paid $10,000 or more to non-profit entities on whose boards she sits:  namely, Volunteers of America Western Washington, Seattle University, Washington Bankers Association, and Premera Blue Cross.  The exemption also applies to the business and other governmental customers of Housing Hope Properties, a non-profit entity for whom her husband is a board member.

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

·         Andrea Darvas, Judge, King County Superior Court,

·         Theresa Doyle, Judge, King County Superior Court,

·         Elizabeth Martin, Judge, Pierce County Superior Court

·         Dan Kristiansen, State Representative, 39th Legislative District, and

·         Mark Thompson, Commissioner, Thurston County Fire Dist. 5.

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 June 27, 2013.

Meeting Minutes