PDC News
Enforcement   - Volume 14 Issue 7 Thursday, July 24, 2014
July 24, 2014
The Commission dismissed allegations that the District and Municipal Court Judge’s Association (DMCJA); Sam Meyer; Brett Buckley; and Thurston County failed to disclose lobbying activities. In a citizen action letter filed with the Attorney General and Thurston County Prosecutor in May 2014, Arthur West alleged that Thurston County District Court Judges Meyer and Buckley lobbied on behalf of the District Court Judges Association during the 2012 and 2013 legislative sessions without disclosing their activities. The Attorney General referred the allegations to the PDC for investigation. PDC staff investigated the allegations and found that the District Court Judges Association properly disclosed its lobbying activities in 2012 and 2013 and that Judges Meyer and Buckley did not have a disclosure requirement. The Commission will notify the Attorney General and Thurston County Prosecutor that it has dismissed the allegations and recommend that neither take further enforcement action.
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Enforcement   - Volume 14 Issue 7 Thursday, July 24, 2014
July 24, 2014
The Commission dismissed allegations that the District and Municipal Court Judge’s Association (DMCJA); Sam Meyer; Brett Buckley; and Thurston County failed to disclose lobbying activities. In a citizen action letter filed with the Attorney General and Thurston County Prosecutor in May 2014, Arthur West alleged that Thurston County District Court Judges Meyer and Buckley lobbied on behalf of the District Court Judges Association during the 2012 and 2013 legislative sessions without disclosing their activities. The Attorney General referred the allegations to the PDC for investigation. PDC staff investigated the allegations and found that the District Court Judges Association properly disclosed its lobbying activities in 2012 and 2013 and that Judges Meyer and Buckley did not have a disclosure requirement. The Commission will notify the Attorney General and Thurston County Prosecutor that it has dismissed the allegations and recommend that neither take further enforcement action.
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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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