The complaint alleged that Mario Brown, a registered lobbyist for the Washington Music Educators Association, may have violated RCW 42.17A.615 by failing to timely and accurately file monthly Lobbyist Expense Reports (L-2 reports) disclosing lobbying activities undertaken during calendar years 2016 through 2018.
While Mr. Brown failed to timely file some of the L-2 reports, most of those late filed reports disclosed no reportable lobbying compensation, reimbursement for expenses or other lobbying activities. Based on these findings, and the fact that Mario Brown has no prior PDC violations, staff has determined that in this instance, there is no evidence to support a finding of a material violation by Mario Brown which would warrant further investigation.
PDC staff reminded Mario Brown as a registered lobbying about the importance of the timely disclosure of all lobbying related activities addressed to the Washington State Legislature or any Washington State agency on the monthly L-2 reports as required in accordance with PDC laws, rules and reporting requirements.
Based on this information, the PDC has dismissed the complaint in accordance with RCW 42.17A.755(1).