§ 42.17A.001 Declaration of policy
§ 42.17A.005 Definitions
§ 42.17A.010 Conservation district exception
§ 42.17A.020 Statements and reports public records
§ 42.17A.055 Electronic filing–Availability
§ 42.17A.060 Access to reports–Legislative intent
§ 42.17A.065 Access performance measures
§ 42.17A.100 Public disclosure commission–Established–Commissioners–Prohibited activities–Compensation, travel expenses
§ 42.17A.105 Commission–Duties
§ 42.17A.110 Commission–Additional powers
§ 42.17A.120 Suspension or modification of reporting requirements
§ 42.17A.125 Revising monetary contribution limits, reporting thresholds, and code values
§ 42.17A.130 Duties of attorney general
§ 42.17A.135 Application of reporting requirements in small political subdivisions
§ 42.17A.140 Date of receipt–Exceptions–Electronic filings
§ 42.17A.145 Certification of reports
§ 42.17A.150 Duty to preserve statements and reports
§ 42.17A.160 Subpoenas
§ 42.17A.200 Application of chapter–Exceptions
§ 42.17A.205 Statement of organization by political committees
§ 42.17A.207 Statement of organization by incidental committees
§ 42.17A.210 Treasurer
§ 42.17A.215 Depositories
§ 42.17A.220 Deposit of contributions–Investment–Unidentified contributions
§ 42.17A.225 Filing and reporting by continuing political committee
§ 42.17A.230 Fund-raising activities–Alternative reporting method
§ 42.17A.235 Reporting of contributions and expenditures–Public inspection of accounts
§ 42.17A.240 Contents of report
§ 42.17A.250 Out-of-state political committees–Reports
§ 42.17A.255 Special reports–Independent expenditures
§ 42.17A.260 Special reports–Political advertising
§ 42.17A.265 Special reports–Late contributions or large totals–Certain late contributions prohibited
§ 42.17A.270 Earmarked contributions
§ 42.17A.300 Findings–Intent–Rule-making authority
§ 42.17A.305 Report–Information required–Time–Method–By whom–Penalty
§ 42.17A.310 When a contribution
§ 42.17A.315 Recordkeeping
§ 42.17A.320 Identification of sponsor–Exemptions
§ 42.17A.330 Picture of candidate
§ 42.17A.335 Political advertising or electioneering communication–Libel or defamation per se
§ 42.17A.340 Responsibility for compliance
§ 42.17A.345 Commercial advertisers–Public inspection of documents–Copies to commission
§ 42.17A.350 Top five contributors to political advertisement
§ 42.17A.400 Findings–Intent
§ 42.17A.405 Limits specified–Exemptions
§ 42.17A.410 Candidates for judicial office–Special elections to fill vacancies–Contribution limits–Adjustments
§ 42.17A.415 Contributions
§ 42.17A.417 Foreign nationals–Contributions, expenditures, and electioneering prohibited
§ 42.17A.418 Foreign nationals–Contribution certification
§ 42.17A.420 Reportable contributions–Preelection limitations
§ 42.17A.425 Expenditures–Authorization of and restrictions on
§ 42.17A.430 Disposal of surplus funds
§ 42.17A.435 Identification of contributions and communications
§ 42.17A.440 Candidates’ political committees–Limitations
§ 42.17A.442 Contributions by political committees to political committees
§ 42.17A.445 Personal use of contributions–When permitted
§ 42.17A.450 Attribution and aggregation of family contributions
§ 42.17A.455 Attribution of contributions by controlled entities
§ 42.17A.460 Attribution of contributions generally–“Earmarking.”
§ 42.17A.465 Restriction on loans
§ 42.17A.470 Contributions on behalf of another
§ 42.17A.475 Certain contributions required to be by written instrument
§ 42.17A.480 Solicitation of endorsement fees
§ 42.17A.485 Reimbursement for contributions
§ 42.17A.490 Prohibition on use of contributions for a different office
§ 42.17A.495 Limitations on employers or labor organizations
§ 42.17A.500 Agency shop fees as contributions
§ 42.17A.550 Use of public funds for political purposes
§ 42.17A.555 Use of public office or agency facilities in campaigns–Prohibition–Exceptions
§ 42.17A.560 Time limit for state official to solicit or accept contributions
§ 42.17A.565 Solicitation of contributions by public officials or employees
§ 42.17A.570 Public accounts of governmental entities held by financial institutions–Statements and reports–Contents–Filing
§ 42.17A.575 Public service announcements
§ 42.17A.600 Registration of lobbyists
§ 42.17A.603 Code of conduct–Verification–Penalty
§ 42.17A.605 Photograph and information–Publication
§ 42.17A.610 Exemption from registration and reporting
§ 42.17A.615 Reporting by lobbyists–Rules
§ 42.17A.620 Notification to person named in report
§ 42.17A.625 Special reports–Lobbyists–Late contributions or large totals
§ 42.17A.630 Reports by employers of registered lobbyists, other persons
§ 42.17A.635 Legislative activities of state agencies, other units of government, elective officials, employees
§ 42.17A.640 Grass roots lobbying campaigns
§ 42.17A.645 Employment of legislators, board or commission members, or state employees–Statement, contents
§ 42.17A.650 Employment of unregistered persons
§ 42.17A.655 Lobbyists’ duties, restrictions–Penalties for violations
§ 42.17A.700 Elected officials, executive state officers, candidates, and appointees–Statement of financial affairs
§ 42.17A.705 “Executive state officer” defined
§ 42.17A.710 Statement of financial affairs–Contents
§ 42.17A.715 Concealing identity of source of payment prohibited–Exception
§ 42.17A.750 Civil remedies and sanctions–Referral for criminal prosecution
§ 42.17A.755 Violations–Determination by commission–Penalties–Procedure
§ 42.17A.760 Procedure upon petition for enforcement of order of commission–Court’s order of enforcement
§ 42.17A.765 Enforcement–Attorney general
§ 42.17A.770 Limitation on actions
§ 42.17A.775 Citizen’s action
§ 42.17A.780 Damages, costs, and attorneys’ fees–Joint and several liability
§ 42.17A.785 Public disclosure transparency account
§ 42.17A.900 Effective date–1973 c 1
§ 42.17A.904 Construction–1973 c 1
§ 42.17A.905 Chapter, section headings not part of law
§ 42.17A.906 Repealer–1973 c 1
§ 42.17A.907 Construction–1975-’76 2nd ex.s. c 112
§ 42.17A.908 Captions
§ 42.17A.909 Short title–1993 c 2
§ 42.17A.910 Effective date–1995 c 397
§ 42.17A.911 Captions–1995 c 397
§ 42.17A.915 Effective dates–2005 c 445
§ 42.17A.917 Effective date–2010 c 204 §§ 505, 602, and 703.
§ 42.17A.918 Effective date–2010 c 204
§ 42.17A.919 Effective date–2011 c 60
§ 42.17A.920 Local regulations not preempted–2020 c 152

Terms Used In Washington Code > Chapter 42.17A - Campaign disclosure and contribution

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Caucus: From the Algonquian Indian language, a caucus meant "to meet together." An informal organization of members of the legislature that exists to discuss issues of mutual concern and possibly to perform legislative research and policy planning for its members. There are regional, political or ideological, ethnic, and economic-based caucuses.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Escheat: Reversion of real or personal property to the state when 1) a person dies without leaving a will and has no heirs, or 2) when the property (such as a bank account) has been inactive for a certain period of time. Source: OCC
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Guarantor: A party who agrees to be responsible for the payment of another party's debts should that party default. Source: OCC
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Legacy: A gift of property made by will.
  • Legislative session: That part of a chamber's daily session in which it considers legislative business (bills, resolutions, and actions related thereto).
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • person: may be construed to include the United States, this state, or any state or territory, or any public or private corporation or limited liability company, as well as an individual. See
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.