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Public Disclosure Commission

RCW 42.17A

The Public Disclosure Commission — established by initiative of the people in 1972 — administers and enforces the laws pertaining to the disclosure of political campaign finances, lobbying, and the financial affairs of elected officials and candidates for public office. The commission also oversees contribution limits, allowable uses of campaign funds and the prohibition against use of public resources to assist campaigns. It has regulated more than $1 billion in campaign contributions and more than $600 million in state lobbying over the last decade.

Agency Mission

The Public Disclosure Commission promotes confidence in the political process by providing timely and meaningful access to information about the financing of political campaigns, lobbying expenditures and financial affairs of public officials and candidates and by ensuring equitable enforcement of Washington’s disclosure and campaign finance laws.
Request 11,729,000
Net change from current biennium 27,000 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 0.23% Increase

Operating Budget: Summary

Appropriated Funds

2019-21 Appropriations Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   2017-19 Actual 2019-21 Estimated 2021-23 Proposed
10,988,000 General Fund - State 7,439,393 10,988,000 10,723,000
714,000 Public Disclosure Transparency Acct - State 714,000 1,006,000
260,000 260,000 Pension Funding Stabilization Acct - State 260,000
11,962,000 260,000 Total Appropriated Funds 7,699,393 11,702,000 11,729,000

Non-Appropriated Funds

2019-21 Non-Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Balance Non-Apropriated Funds 2017-19 Actual 2019-21 Estimated 2021-23 Proposed
Industrial Insurance Premium Refund - Nonappropriated 259
95,603 95,603 Info Tech Invest Rev Acct - Nonappropriated
95,603 95,603 Total Non-Appropriated Funds 259

Operating Budget: Program Summary

Program Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Annual Total 4,707,671 5,428,408 2,331,428 5,991,000 5,738,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
2,889,104 60.1% 60,184 0.78% 3,969,164 51.2%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2018-19 Actual 2019-20 Estimated 2020-21 Estimated 2021-22 Proposed 2022-23 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 28.0 31.0 29.3 34.6 35.6