Case #64907
Respondent name: WA Asparagus Commission
Complainant name: PDC Staff

On February 13, 2020, the Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) notified WA Asparagus Commission of an alleged Violation of RCW 42.17A.630 for failure to timely file Lobbyist Employer (L-3) Report disclosing lobbying expenses for 2018.

PDC staff have reviewed this matter and found the following: 

The PDC received the annual L-3 report for 2018 on February 18, 2020, as required by RCW 42.17A.630. As a Lobbyist employer, the yearly report is due by the last day of February of each following year, making this report 357 days late. 

WA Asparagus Commission completed a Statement of Understanding (SOU) and paid a $100 civil penalty in accordance with WAC 390-37-143 (Brief Enforcement Penalty Schedule), acknowledging violations of RCW 42.17A.630 by failing to file or timely file an annual Employer’s Lobbying Expenses report (L-3 report) disclosing lobbying activity in calendar year 2018 that was due February 28, 2019. The $100 penalty assessed resolves the allegations listed in this complaint.

PDC staff will now close PDC Case 64907 and remove their name 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). The PDC will not conduct a more formal investigation into these allegations or take further enforcement action in this matter.  

Disposition: Resolved through Statement of Understanding (Resolved 03/09/2020)
Date opened: 02/12/2020
Area of Law: RCW 42.17A.630

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