Washington Senate Bill 5258 (2013)
|Washington Senate Bill 5258 (2013)|
|Legislature:||Washington State Legislature|
|Sponsor(s):||Sen. Don Benton (R-17)|
|Introduced:||January 24, 2013|
|State house:||April 15, 2013|
|State senate:||March 1, 2013|
|Signed:||May 3, 2013|
|State law:||Laws governing ballot measures in Washington|
|Code:||Washington Campaign Contributions code|
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.
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."
- Bob Hasegawa (D-11)
- Pam Roach (R-31)
- Steve Conway (D-29)
- Andy Billig (D-3)
- Ann Rivers (R-18)
- Karen Fraser (D-22)
- Changes in 2013 to laws governing ballot measures
- Laws governing the initiative process in Washington
- Laws governing ballot measures in Washington
- Washington State Legislature