Nonprofits Involved in Campaign Activity in Washington Must Now Disclose Major Donors to the PDC

JD Supra | December 19, 2018

Nonprofits Involved in Campaign Activity in Washington Must Now Disclose Major Donors to the PDC
Washington’s DISCLOSE Act of 2018 will have a significant impact on nonprofit organizations involved in campaign-related activity. Effective January 1, 2019, nonprofits that are “incidental committees” will be required to disclose their largest sources of financial support in public reports. The DISCLOSE Act classifies a nonprofit organization as an “incidental committee” if the organization expects to make contributions or expenditures totaling $25,000 or more in a given year to support campaigns for or against either 1) candidates for state or local elected office or 2) ballot measures. Emergency rules adopted in late November by the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission (“PDC”) provide that all of the following types of organizations may qualify as incidental committees.

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