Case #44870
Respondent name: 26th Legislative District Democrats
Complainant name: John Kelly

The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has completed its review of the complaint filed by John Kelly on January 9, 2019. The complaint alleged that 26th Legislative District Democrats may have violated RCW 42.17A.205 by failing to timely report changes to its Political Committee Registration (C-1pc) within ten days of the change. 

Based on our findings, staff has determined that, in this instance, failure to timely file a C-1pc reporting officer changes does not amount to a violation warranting further investigation.
The alleged non-compliance that appears to constitute a violation of PDC laws and rules made by 26th Legislative District Democrats is remedial in nature and does not warrant further investigation or enforcement action. The violation involved expenditures totaling no more than $1000, occurred more than 30 days before the election, were inadvertent and minor in nature, and did not materially affect the public interest. The 26th Legislative District Democrats took corrective action as required by law for a remedial violation (within 5 business days after notification by PDC staff, or within 21 days after a report was due to be filed). The 26th Legislative District Democrats also substantially met all other required filing due dates within the previous 12-month period.
The PDC has dismissed the matter and will not be conducting a more formal investigation into your complaint or pursuing further enforcement action in this case.

Disposition: Resolved as Remedial (Resolved 01/28/2019)
Date opened: 01/10/2019
Area of Law: RCW 42.17A.205

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