The complaint alleges that Ann Rivers, an incumbent State Senator from the 18th district and a candidate seeking re-election to that office in 2016, failed to timely and accurately file Monetary Contribution reports (C-3 report) and Campaign Summary Contribution and Expenditure reports (C-4 reports) disclosing contribution and expenditure activities under by her campaign.
On December 8, 2016, the Public Disclosure Commission will hold an enforcement hearing concerning allegations that Ann Rivers violated RCW 42.17A. At the hearing, the Commission accepted the Stipulation to Facts, Law and Penalty which assessed a civil penalty of $4,000 against Senator Rivers for violations of RCW 42.17A.235 and .240 of which $3,000 is suspended on the following conditions:
1. Senator Rivers complies with all current PDC reporting obligations and pays the $1,000 non-suspended portion of the penalty within 60 days.
2. Senator Rivers commits no further violations of RCW 42.17A or WAC 390 for a period of four years from the date of this Order.
In the event Senator Rivers fails to comply with any of the terms of the suspended penalty, the $3,000 suspended portion of the penalty shall become due without any further action by the Commission.