The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has completed its review of the complaint filed on July 17, 2019. Your complaint alleged that Yes for Libraries!, a Political Committee, supporting Proposition 1 in Snohomish County in the April 24, 2018 special election, may have violated RCW 42.17A.220(4) for accepting over limit anonymous contributions.
PDC staff reviewed the allegations; the applicable statutes, rules, and reporting requirements; the response provided by Robert Taylor, Treasurer; the applicable PDC reports filed by Respondent; and queried the Respondent’s data in the PDC contribution database, to determine whether the record supports a finding of one or more violations.
Staff’s review of the Monetary Contribution reports (C-3 reports) and Summary Full Campaign Contribution and Expenditure reports (C-4 reports) filed by Yes for Libraries! found the committee could accept the greater amount of up to 1 percent of the total accumulated contributions.
Based on these findings, staff has determined that, in this instance, no evidence supports a finding of a violation warranting further investigation.
Based on this information, the PDC finds that no further action is warranted and has dismissed this matter in accordance with RCW 42.17A.755(1).Disposition: Case Closed with No Evidence of Violations (Resolved 08/23/2019)