The complaint alleged, Approve Prop 1 – Our Public Hospital, a local 2019 Ballot Committee (Committee) formed to support Proposition 1, a Snohomish County Hospital District levy lid lift on the April 23, 2019 special election ballot, violated RCW 42.17A.240 by failing to accurately report and describe Committee expenditures made and contributions received.
PDC staff has determined that in this instance, failing to include complete expenditure detail and the sponsor name in the Committee name does not amount to a material violation warranting further investigation. Pursuant to WAC 390-37-060(1)(d), the Committee and its Officers will receive a formal written warning concerning its failure to accurately report and describe expenditures and contributions and include the sponsor name in the Committee name.
The formal written warning will include staff’s expectation that the Committee will timely and accurately register and file all future required PDC reports, if the Committee should register again as a ballot or political committee. 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 finds that no further action is warranted and has dismissed this matter in accordance with RCW 42.17A.755(1).Disposition: Case Closed with Written Warning (Resolved 10/30/2019)