The complaint alleged the Spokane Firefighters Union PAC (Committee), a continuing political committee, may have violated RCW 42.17A.220 by failing to timely deposit contributions within five business days of receipt and RCW 42.17A.235 and .240 by failing to timely and accurately report deposits of contributions.
Staff has determined, in this instance, and due to Committee’s reporting the carry-forward balance in all 2018 reports, the alleged failure to accurately report the 2018 election year cash-on-hand balance on the initial 2019 election year C-4 reports does not amount to a violation warranting further investigation.
The Spokane Firefighters Union PAC made minor or ministerial errors on required reports, which did not materially impact the public interest. Upon notification of these errors, the Spokane Firefighters Union PAC timely amended its reports, making the necessary technical corrections as requested by staff.
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).