The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has completed its review of the complaint filed by Glen Morgan on April 11, 2018. The complaint alleged that Spokane Regional Labor Council AFL-CIO COPE may have violated CW 42.17A.235, .265, .205, .220, 320, .255 for failure to timely and accurately disclose contributions, expenditures, books of account, committee registration, and sponsor ID.
Based on our findings, staff has determined that in this instance, failure to timely file a small number of C-3 and C-4 reports covering minor activity, does not amount to an actual material violation warranting further investigation.
Pursuant to WAC 390-37-060(1)(b), Spokane Regional Labor Council AFL-CIO COPE will receive a formal written warning concerning failure to timely file C-3 and C-4 reports. The formal written warning will include staff’s expectation that Spokane Regional Labor Council AFL-CIO COPE files timely and complete C-3 and C-4 reports in future years in accordance with PDC laws and rules. 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 has dismissed this matter in accordance with RCW 42.17A.755(1), and will not be conducting a more formal investigation into the complaint or pursuing further enforcement action in this case.