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Identification of affiliated entities.

(1) Two or more entities are treated as a single person and share one contribution limit under RCW 42.17A.405 and 42.17A.410 if one of the entities is:
(a) A corporation and the other is a subsidiary, branch or division of the corporation;
(b) A national or international labor union, or state body of such national or international labor union, and the other is a local union or other subordinate organization of such national or international labor union or state body;
(c) A trade association or state body of such trade association and the other is a branch or local unit of such trade association;
(d) A national or state collective bargaining organization and the other is a branch or local unit of such national or state collective bargaining organization;
(e) A national or international federation of labor unions, or a state federation of labor unions, and the other is a local body of such federation;
(f) A membership organization and the other is a local unit or branch of such membership organization;
(g) Any entity referenced in (a) through (f) above and a political committee established, financed, maintained or controlled by that entity.
(2) For purposes of RCW 42.17A.405 and 42.17A.410, two entities shall not be treated as a single entity solely because one of the entities is a dues paying member of the other entity.
(3) In addition to paragraph (1) above, two or more entities shall be treated as one entity and share a contribution limit under RCW 42.17A.405 and 42.17A.410 if one of the entities is established, financed, maintained or controlled by the other, as evidenced by any one of the following factors:
(a) Whether one entity owns a controlling interest in the voting stock or securities of another entity; or
(b) Whether one entity has authority or the ability to direct or participate, other than through a vote as a member, in the governance of another entity through provisions of constitution, bylaws, contract or other formal or informal procedure or has authority or the ability to hire, appoint, demote or otherwise control, other than through a vote as a member, the officers or other decision making employees or members of another entity; or
(c) Whether (i) one entity has a common or overlapping membership with another which indicates either a formal or ongoing relationship between the two organizations or the creation of a successor entity and (ii) the entity has an active or significant role in the formation of the other entity and (iii) the entities have similar patterns of contributions or contributors which indicate a formal or ongoing relationship between the entities; or
(d) Whether one entity provides, causes or arranges, funds, services or goods in a significant amount or on an ongoing basis, through direct or indirect means to the other entity, for less than full consideration. Full consideration includes the payment of membership dues.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17A.110. WSR 12-03-002, § 390-16-309, filed 1/4/12, effective 2/4/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.370(1). WSR 10-20-012, § 390-16-309, filed 9/24/10, effective 10/25/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.390. WSR 94-11-016, § 390-16-309, filed 5/5/94, effective 6/5/94.]
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