Case #26546
Respondent name: Dennis Higgins
Complainant name: Glen Morgan

The complaint alleged the 47th Legislative District Democrats may have violated RCW 42.17A.235 and .240: (1) by failing to timely and accurately file Summary Full Campaign Contributions and Expenditures reports (C-4 reports), disclosing contributions and expenditures undertaken by the Committee, (2) by failing to timely and accurately disclose debt and (3) by failing to breakdown sub-vendor information for expenditures disclosed on C-4 reports.

Staff has determined that in this instance, the failure to timely 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)(b), the 47th Legislative District Democrats will receive a formal written warning concerning its failure to timely disclose all contributions and expenditures and disclose debts and obligations.  


The formal written warning will include staff’s expectation that the 47th Legislative District Democrats timely file all future required reports of contributions and expenditures and disclose debts and obligations. 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).  
 

Disposition: Case Closed with Written Warning (Resolved 04/05/2019)
Date opened: 10/24/2017
Area of Law: RCW 42.17A.235, RCW 42.17A.240

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