Case #59068
Respondent name: No Federal Way Pot Retailers
Complainant name: Orla Poole

On November 10, 2019, the Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) received a complaint alleging that the No Federal Way Pot Retailers, a Political Action Committee opposing the City of Federal Way Initiative to Allow Retail Marijuana Sales in 2019, may have violated RCW 42.17A.205, .235, .240 and .320 for failure to timely and accurately register political committee, report contributions (C-3 reports) and expenditures (C-4 reports), and identify sponsor on political advertising. 

PDC staff reviewed the allegation, including the applicable statutes, rules and the reporting requirements and found that the Committee failed to timely file the 21-Day Pre-General Election and the 7-Day Pre-General C4 reports.  However, the Committee did file both reports on November 10, 2019. 

Based on the above review, staff issued a warning letter to the Committee with the expectation that the Committee will fully adhere to the statutory requirements regarding filing timely and accurate C-3 and C-4 reports in future years. The Commission will consider the formal written warning in deciding on further action if there are future violations of PDC laws or rules. 

Based on this information, staff dismissed this matter in accordance with RCW 42.17A.755(1). 

Disposition: Case Closed with Written Warning (Resolved 01/08/2020)
Date opened: 10/23/2019
Area of Law: RCW 42.17A.205, RCW 42.17A.235, RCW 42.17A.240, RCW 42.17A.320

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