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2018 House Bill 2938: Concerning campaign finance law enforcement and reporting
Introduced by Rep. Zack Hudgins (Tukwila) (D) on January 26, 2018
Referred to the House State Government, Elections & Information Technology Committee on January 26, 2018
Substitute offered in the House on February 2, 2018
Includes legislative intent to have citizen's complaints supplement the authority of the Public Disclosure Commission.
Amendment offered by Rep. Matt Shea (Spokane Valley) (R) on February 14, 2018
Striker amendment. Specifies that the Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) must take certain discretionary action on any complaint, including dismissing or resolving the complaint, initiating an investigation, determining a violation and issuing an order, or referring a matter to the Attorney General. ? Authorizes the PDC to delegate authority to the executive director to resolve remedial violations and technical corrections. ? Provides that the PDC has enforcement authority up to $10,000 per violation. ? Limits the Attorney General's enforcement jurisdiction to matters referred from the PDC, and removes the authority of local prosecutors. ? Limits authorization of a citizen's action to matters where the PDC has not taken action on a complaint within 90 days, or the Attorney General has not commenced an action within 45 days of the PDC referral..
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 14, 2018
Received in the Senate on February 16, 2018
Referred to the Senate State Government, Tribal Relations & Elections Committee on February 16, 2018
Referred to the Senate Ways & Means Committee on February 21, 2018
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on February 26, 2018
Amendment offered by Sen. Mark Miloscia (Algona) (R) on February 27, 2018
1) Provides a definition of technical correction. (2) Corrects a reference to the statute of limitations for filing a claim of violation of chapter 42.17A RCW. (3) Makes additional technical drafting corrections.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on February 27, 2018
Received in the House on March 3, 2018
Signed with partial veto by Gov. Jay Inslee on March 28, 2018