The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has completed its review of the complaint Park Llafet filed on September 13, 2019. The complaint alleged that the Clark County Republican Central Committee (Respondent), a bona fide political party, may have violated RCW 42.17A.220 for failure to deposit anonymous contributions within five business days of receipt; RCW 42.17A.235 for failure to report anonymous contributions; and RCW 42.17A.240 for failure to accurately and completely report contributions, expenditures, reimbursements, and in-kind contributions.
PDC staff reviewed the allegations; the applicable statutes, rules, and reporting requirements; the response provided by the Respondent; the applicable PDC reports filed by Respondent; and queried the Respondent’s data in the PDC contribution and expenditure database, to determine whether the record supports a finding of one or more violations.
Based on our findings staff has determined that, in this instance, failure to deposit anonymous contributions within five business days of receipt does not amount to a violation that warrants further investigation.
PDC staff is reminding the Clark County Republican Central Committee about the importance of timely depositing contributions into the designated depository within five business days of receipt. PDC staff expects that the Clark County Republican Central Committee will deposit contributions prior to using them to make expenditures in the future.
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 Reminder (Resolved 10/16/2019)