PDC News
Petition for Declaratory Order  - Volume 14 Issue 6 Tuesday, July 08, 2014
July 8, 2014
The Commission declined to enter a declaratory order after considering a petition by Human Life of Washington (HLW) and Human Life PAC.
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New Officers  - Volume 14 Issue 5 Thursday, June 26, 2014
June 26, 2014
Commissioner Grant Degginger will chair the PDC for the next 12 months. Commissioner Katrina Asay electd vice-chair.
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Enforcement  - Volume 14 Issue 4 Thursday, May 22, 2014
May 22, 2014
(45-day Citizen Action Complaint)Report to Commission re:Supporters of I-522 (Organic Consumers Association; Organic Consumers Fund; Organic Consumers Fund Committee to Label GMOs in Washington State (OCF-WA State PAC); Volunteers for I-522; 522Parents.org; Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps; and Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream) Tracking No. T14-053 involving alleged violations of RCW 42.17A.205 by failing to timely and accurately register as a political committee; RCW 42.17A.235 and .240 by failing to file reports of contributions and expenditures; RCW 42.17A.255 by failing to file, or timely file, Independent Expenditure reports; and RCW 42.17A.320 by failing to include the proper sponsor identification on political advertisements that supported I-522.PDC Staff summarized the 45-day Citizen Action Complaint filed with the Attorney General’s office on October 25, 2014 by Rob Macguire.Staff reviewed the findings of the preliminary investigation and determined a formal investigation was not warranted regarding the allegations made against the respondents.The Commission accepted staff recommendation in PDC Case Tracking No. T14-053 and dismissed all allegations.
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Enforcement  - Volume 14 Issue 3 Thursday, April 24, 2014
April 24, 2014
Food Democracy Action! And Food Democracy Action! Yes on I-522 to Label GMO’s in Washington (FDA-WA State PAC) PDC Case No. 14-007 involving alleged violations of RCW 42.17A.205 by failing to timely register as a political committee; and RCW 42.17A.235 and .240 by failing to file reports of contributions and expenditures. The Commission referred case to the Attorney General’s office for further consideration.
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Enforcement  - Volume 14 Issue 2 Thursday, February 27, 2014
February 27, 2014
Spokane School District No. 81 (Spokane Public Schools) Officials and Employees, PDC Case No. 12-145 The Commission accepted stipulations of fact, violation, and penalty from 17 employees of the Spokane School District related to the employees’ use or authorizing others’ use of district facilities to assist a candidate’s 2011 campaign for school director or to promote district ballot measures in 2009 and/or 2012 elections. The employees admitted to illegal use of district facilities in varying degrees and the stipulated penalties range from $0 to $500. Details about the employees and their stipulations are available at http://www.pdc.wa.gov/home/laws/reportsofinvestigation.aspx?report=293 .
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