No state official, lobbyist, or public employee, or immediate family member of the state official, lobbyist, or public employee is eligible for membership on the commission.
Statute requires that Commissioners:
The 17 citizen members serve without compensation but are reimbursed for their travel expenses to attend meetings.
Public employee means any person who, at the time of selection, is an officer or employee of any governmental body or political subdivision located in the state of Washington including, but not limited to, the agencies of the federal, state, or county government or any other municipal corporation operating under federal or state law or local ordinance. Generally, this means any person whose salary is paid by public or tax dollars.
State Official means an elected official in the Executive, Legislative, or Judicial branch of state government.
Immediate family means the parents, spouse or domestic partner, siblings, children, or dependent relative of the state official or lobbyist whether or not they live in the home of the state official or lobbyist; The parents, spouse or domestic partner, siblings, children, or dependent relative of the public employee who live in the home of the employee; and Any person who is dependent, in whole or in part, for his or her support upon the earnings of a state employee.
Lobbyist is a person required to be registered to conduct lobbying work in the state of Washington.