Ticket Number: 
41519
Complainant: 
James Lazar
Respondent: 
42nd Leg District Commitee GOP Exempt
Created Date: 
October 10, 2018
Status of Investigations: 
Case Closed with No Evidence of Violations
Description: 

The complaint alleged the 42nd Leg District GOP Committee (Exempt) violated RCW 42.17A.442 by contributing to another political committee before receiving contributions of $10 of more from ten Washington registered voters.

It was found:

  • The 42nd Leg District Committee GOP Exempt filed a Political Committee Registration (C1-PC) on June 28, 2018, filing as a new, continuing bona fide political partly committee under full reporting.
  • On Oct. 16, 2018, the committee filed a Monetary Contributions (C-3) report, listing $100 in contributions received Oct. 11, 2018. In this report, ten donors each donated $10.
  • In a ruling dated Feb. 28, 2017, in State v. Grocery Manufacturers Association, Thurston County Superior Court Judge Anne Hirsch found RCW 42.17A.442 to be unconstitutional.

Based on this information, the PDC has dismissed this matter in accordance with RCW 42.17A.755(1) and will not conduct a more formal investigation into the complaint or pursue further enforcement action in this case.