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Washington Senate Bill 5258 (2013)

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Washington Senate Bill 5258 (2013)
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Legislature:Washington State Legislature
Text:SB 5258
Sponsor(s):Sen. Don Benton (R-17)
Legislative History
Introduced:January 24, 2013
State house:April 15, 2013
State senate:March 1, 2013
Governor:Jay Inslee
Signed:May 3, 2013
Legal Environment
State law:Laws governing ballot measures in Washington
Code:Washington Campaign Contributions code
Section:Section 42.17A.320

Washington Senate Bill 5258 was signed into law on May 3, 2013, by Governor Jay Inslee. It was introduced and sponsored by Senator Don Benton (R-17) on January 14, 2013, and was approved unanimously in the Senate on March 1, 2013. SB 5258 was approved in a vote of 72 approving, 25 opposing and 1 absent or abstaining vote on April 15, 2013.


SB 5258 aggregated the cost of related ballot measure advertisements for purposes of top five sponsor identification requirements. Under Washington law certain declarations about campaign contributions of over $1,000 in the form of advertising was required. SB 5258 established that if multiple advertisements were paid for by a campaign contributor, they must be reported if their cumulative value exceeds $1,000, even if their individual value was under $1,000.[1]

According to the National Conference of State Legislatures website, It provided "that a political committee must list the names of its five largest contributors on broadcasted or written advertisements that support or oppose a ballot measure when the cumulative value of the advertisements is at least a specified amount [$1,000]. It exempted yard signs, and other forms of advertising where identification is impractical, such as campaign buttons, balloons, pens, pencils, skywriting and inscriptions."[1]


SB 5258 was sponsored by Sen. Don Benton (R-17). It was co-sponsored by the following senators:[2]

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