Tuesday, October 30, 2007

PDC issues new hands off rules regarding bloggers and campaign finance

For some reason, TVW didn't cover the last Public Disclosure Commission meeting. So, I emailed over the PDC, wondering about last week's meeting where they were supposed to cover their rules interpretation regarding bloggers and the internet.

Lori Anderson wrote back:
from Lori Anderson
to Emmett O'Connell
date Oct 30, 2007 11:13 AM
subject RE: draft Interpretation 07-04

They made one change and approved it. They removed the reference to Interpretation 07-03 in the header section. The interpretation will be on-line later today at (here).

We appreciate your interest.

Lori Anderson
Staff - WA State Public Disclosure Commission
PH (360) 664...
I was going to wait until they had posted their new interpretation, but the afternoon went without anything going up. I think its important to note not actually a rule or WAC, but rather how they see the rules).

Here is a pdf of the draft interpretation that Lori referred to in her email. Here is a great rundown of what that draft document is all about.

And some other links:
The PDC and bloggers
Panel Discussion of Issues Related to Internet Campaign Activity in Washington State
Blogs about politics on radar of state elections officials
State Regulation of Palousitics?
PDC talks about regulating internet activity
PDC contemplating Internet regulations

I'll post up the new interpretation when it goes online.

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