The complaint alleged Eastern Washington Voters (the Committee) may have violated: (1) RCW 42.17A.235 and .240 for failing to accurately and timely file Monetary Contributions reports (C-3 reports) and Summary Full Campaign Contribution and Expenditure reports (C-4 reports); (2) RCW 42.17A.240 for failing to properly report expenditures and debts on C-4 reports, including the failure to provide proper expenditure descriptions; and (3) RCW 42.17A.205 for failing to list committee officers, and RCW 42.17A.425 for prohibited authorization of expenditures by non-committee officers.
Staff has determined that in this instance, the failure to timely and accurately file reports of contributions and expenditures and disclose debts and obligations does not amount to an actual violation warranting further investigation.
However, pursuant to WAC 390-37-060(1)(d), Eastern Washington Voters will receive a formal written warning concerning the Committee’s failure to comply with filing requirements as noted in this letter.
The formal written warning will include staff’s expectation Eastern Washington Voters timely file all future required reports of contributions and expenditures and disclose debts and obligations and list on the committee registration all those who authorize expenditures.
The Commission will consider the formal written warning in deciding on further Commission action if there are future violations of PDC laws or rules. Based on this information, the PDC finds that no further action is warranted and has dismissed this matter in accordance with RCW 42.17A.755(1).