Case #16062
Respondent name: Citizens for Safe Communities PAC
Complainant name: Radphord-Leon Howard

PDC staff alleges that the Citizens for Safe Communities PAC, a local Benton County political committee formed to support an August 5, 2014, local law and justice ballot measure, violated the following:

RCW 42.17A.235 and .240 by failing to timely file Monetary Contribution reports (C-3 reports) and Summary, Full Report Receipts and Expenditures (C-4 reports).

RCW 42.17A.240 by failing to provide the required contributor information including an address, City, State and Zip Code on C-3 reports, and the required vendor information including an address, City, State and Zip Code on C-4 reports.

RCW 42.17.245 by failing to timely file C-3 and C-4 reports electronically using the Online Reporting of Campaign Activity disclosing contribution and expenditure

WAC 390-16-034 by failing to provide the occupation, and the name and address of the person's employer for each individual person who has contributed more than $100 to the committee in the aggregate.

An enforcement hearing before the Full Commission has been scheduled for May 25, 2017.  At the hearing, the Commission accepted the signed Stipulation which assessed a $650 penalty, of which $450 is suspended on the conditions that the Committee pays the $200 non-suspended portion of the penalty within 30 days of receiving this Order, and commits no further violations of RCW 42.17A or WAC 390 for four years from the date of the Order. 

Disposition: Violation Found by Commission (Resolved 06/19/2017)
Date opened: 03/30/2017
Area of Law: RCW 42.17A.235, RCW 42.17A.240, RCW 42.17A.245, WAC 390-16-034

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