Bill would let Legislature pick Public Disclosure Commission members

Staff writerJanuary 22, 2014 

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Lawmakers and not the governor would be responsible for appointing members of the state Public Disclosure Commission under a bill introduced in the Legislature this week.

The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC), which tracks campaign fundraising and lobbying efforts in the state, is made up of five members. Right now, state lawmakers don't choose who gets appointed to the commission; Gov. Jay Inslee does.

A bill sponsored by Sen. Sharon Brown, R-Kennewick, looks to change that, writes Everett Herald reporter Jerry Cornfield.

Senate Bill 6323 would replace the current PDC commissioners with four new members chosen by Republicans and Democrats in the House and Senate. Each political caucus would get to select one commissioner, Cornfield writes.

The four board members would then select a fifth commissioner who would chair PDC meetings, according to the Herald article.

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