Case #42398
Respondent name: Travis Meacham
Complainant name: Don Long

A complaint was filed with the PDC against the AG Water and Power Users of Grant County alleging the Committee may have violated RCW 42.17A.205 by failing to timely register as a political committee and RCW 42.17A.235 by failing to timely file Monetary Contribution reports (C-3 reports) and Campaign Summary Receipts and Expenditure reports (C-4 reports). 

After PDC staff conducted a preliminary review and assessment of the facts, PDC staff opened a formal investigation and held an Initial Hearing (Case Status Review Hearing) for on Jan. 8, 2019, pursuant to RCW 42.17A.755, and WACs 390-37-060 and 390-37-071.

At its April 25, 2019 meeting, the Commission found AG Water and Power Users of Grant County in violation of RCW 42.17A.205 and RCW 42.17A.235 and .240 and assessed a total civil penalty of $10,000 of which $7,500 is suspended on the following conditions: (1) The Respondent is not found to have committed any further violations of Chapter 42.17A RCW or Title 390 WAC within four years of the date of this Final Order. The suspended penalty shall not be assessed based solely upon any remediable violation, minor violation, or error classified by the Commission as appropriate to address by a technical correction; (2) The Respondent remains in full compliance with all PDC reporting requirements and; (3) The non-suspended portion of the penalty ($2,500) is paid by the Respondent within 30 days of the date of the Final Order.

Disposition: Violation Found by Commission (Resolved 05/03/2019)
Date opened: 10/30/2018
Area of Law: RCW 42.17A.210, RCW 42.17A.225, RCW 42.17A.235, RCW 42.17A.240, RCW4 42.17A.205

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