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Lobbyists Employer Audit Results

Summary of Audit Findings regarding 25 Lobbyist Employer Filing PDC Reports during 2004

 Audit#NameClean Audit / No FindingsSubstantial Compliance / Minor Exceptions NotedExceptions / Discrepancies NotedComments
SelectLA 04-001HEART OF AMERICA NORTHWESTX   The reporting and record keeping were excellent.
SelectLA 04-002PEMCO MUTUAL INSURANCE COX   The reporting and record keeping were excellent.
SelectLA 04-003BOLDT/THATCHER* X  Minor discrepancy regarding amount of compensation / lobbying expenses reported by lobbyists.
SelectLA 04-004QUINCUNX OF WA/Q-PRIME X  Over reported total lobbying expenses by including payments for local lobbying efforts and other non-lobbying services on the L-3 report
SelectLA 04-005GLAXO SMITHKLINEX   The reporting was excellent and the documentation confirmed information on L-3 report.
SelectLA 04-006AMERICAN LUNG ASSN OF WA X  The L-1 did not contain the signature of the lobbyist employer.
SelectLA 04-007BASKETBALL CLUB OF SEATTLE LLCX   The reporting and record keeping were excellent. The documentation included signed Memorandums of Agreements to lobby.
SelectLA 04-008CENDANT CORPX   The reporting and record keeping were excellent.
SelectLA 04-009BURLINGTON NORTHERN SANTA FE RAILROAD X  L-3 report was filed 37 days late. Registered lobbyists over-reported political contributions. The record keeping was excellent.
SelectLA 04-010LIFE LONG AIDS ALLIANCE X  Discrepancy noted in the amount of salary reported by lobbyist on L-2 reports and amount reported on L-3 report.
SelectLA 04-011SMALL & MIDSIZE TRANSIT ALLIANCE X  L-3 report was filed 46 days late. The record keeping was excellent.
SelectLA 04-012WILLIAMS COX   Documentation confirmed information on L-3 report.
SelectLA 04-013WA ST NURSES ASSNX   The reporting and record keeping were excellent.
SelectLA 04-014BASIN DISPOSAL INCX   The reporting and record keeping were excellent.
SelectLA 04-015MARITIME ENVIRONMENTAL COALITIONX   L-3 report was filed 21 days late. The record keeping was excellent.
SelectLA 04-016ANHEUSER-BUSCH COMPANIES INC X  L-3 report amended by employer on August 29, 2005, after receiving audit notice to include political contributions.
SelectLA 04-017ONE CALL CONCEPTS INC X  L-3 report was filed 38 days late. Documentation provided to employer by lobbyist was not adequate.
SelectLA 04-018AT-SEA PROCESSORS ASSNX   Documentation confirmed information on L-3 report.
SelectLA 04-019IBEW LOCAL 77X   The reporting and record keeping were excellent.
SelectLA 04-020CASCADE NATURAL GASS  X Filed L-3 report late; stipulated to a violation; paid $100 penalty.
SelectLA 04-021NUPRECON INC X  Failed to include monthly retainer of $2,000 paid to lobbyist in totals. L-3 report included contributions that were made by their affiliated PAC, thus overstating total lobbying expenses.
SelectLA 04-022WA ST PARTNERS IN CRISIS  X Filed L-3 report late; stipulated to a violation; paid $100 penalty.
SelectLA 04-023GRADUATE & PROF STUDENT SENATE/U OF W X  L-3 report was filed 48 days late. L-3 report over-reported lobbyist activities by including 2002 & 2003 activity in 2004 L-3 totals.
SelectLA 04-024WA FISH GROWERS ASSN X  L-3 report inadvertently listed no compensation/salary paid to lobbyist but instead listed all $12,000 as other lobbying related expenses (Section 2, Column 2).
SelectLA 04-025WA ST BAIL AGENTS ASSN PAC  X $5,250 in political contributions from the Washington State Bail Agents Association were not disclosed in 2004.
Of the 25 Lobbyist Employer audits conducted by PDC staff, 22 or 88% were in full or substantial compliance with the reporting requirements under Chapter RCW 42.17.