A complaint was filed against the IBEW 112 PAC (Committee), a local continuing political committee located in Kennewick, Washington, alleging the committee may have violated RCW 42.17A.235 and .240 by failing to timely file complete and accurate Monetary Contribution reports (C-3 reports) and Summary Full Campaign Cont
While the Committee failed to timely file the required Pre-Election C-4 reports, they did consistently file those reports on roughly the same interval from 2012 through 2018, and it did not appear the public was deprived of critical campaign information. Based on these findings staff has determined that, in this instance, the Committee’s failure to timely file its C-3 and C-4 reports does not amount to an actual violation warranting further investigation.
Pursuant to WAC 390-37-060(1)(b), however, IBEW 112 PAC will receive a formal written warning concerning the failure to timely file C-3 and C-4 reports disclosing all contribution and expenditures in accordance with the PDC laws, rules, and reporting requirements. The formal written warning will include staff’s expectation that IBEW 112 PAC timely file all future required reports of contributions and expenditures, especially the 21-Day and 7-Day Pre-Election C-4 reports, in accordance with RCW 42.17A.235. 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).