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Policy No. 4405
Community Relations

Lobby or lobbying is defined as “attempting to influence the passage or defeat of any legislation by the legislature of the state of Washington, or the adoption or rejection of any rule, standard, rate or other legislative enactments of any state agency under the state Administrative Procedure Act, chapter 34.05 RCW.”

Pursuant to RCW 42.17A.635, public agencies, in certain situations, are allowed to lobby at the state level. These activities must be reported to the Public Disclosure Commission on a quarterly basis.

District personnel who intend to lobby on behalf of the district and during normal business hours, must seek approval from the Superintendent or designee to ensure these activities are appropriate.

The Board of Directors, as elected officials, are exempt from the reporting requirement outlined in RCW 42.17A.635 as they are expected to lobby on behalf of their electorate.

Cross Reference:

  • Policy No. 4400, ELECTION ACTIVITIES

Adoption Date: 2/26/2015

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