On February 13, 2020, the Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) notified Handy Technologies, Inc. of an alleged violation of RCW 42.17A.630 for failure to timely file an annual Lobbyist Employer’s Expense report (L-3 report) disclosing lobbying activities for calendar year 2018.
PDC records indicate that Handy Technologies, Inc. has updated their lobbyist contract to indicate that they did not lobby in Washington State during calendar year 2018, and were not required to file an L-3 report covering activity in that year.
On February 24, 2020, PDC staff received a signed Statement of Understanding acknowledging violations of RCW 42.17A.630 for failure to timely file the L-3 report covering calendar year 2018, along with check #2060 for a $100 civil penalty, and a late filed L-3 report covering calendar year 2017.
While the L-3 report covering calendar year 2017 was due no later than February 28, 2017, and was received on February 18, 2020, 1085 days beyond the statutory deadline of RCW 42.17A.630, the hearing notice sent on February 13, 2020, concerned their reporting obligations for calendar year 2018.
PDC staff will now close PDC Case 64845 administratively, return check #2060, and remove Handy Technologies, Inc. from our hearing list.
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)(a) and WAC 390-37-060(1)(a). The PDC will not conduct a more formal investigation into these allegations or take further enforcement action in this matter.Disposition: Closed Administratively (Resolved 02/26/2020)