Case #64920
Respondent name: Emerald Enterprises, LLC
Complainant name: PDC Staff

On February 13, 2020, the Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) notified Emerald Enterprises, LLC of an alleged violation of RCW 42.17A.630 for failure to timely file the annual Lobbyist Employer’s Expense report (L-3 report) disclosing lobbying activities for calendar year 2018.

The PDC received your 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 your report 355 days late

Emerald Enterprises, LLC completed a Statement of Understanding (SOU) and paid a $100 civil penalty in accordance with WAC 390-37-143 (Brief Enforcement Penalty Schedule), acknowledging a violation of RCW 42.17A.630 for failing to timely file the annual Employer’s Lobbying Expenses report (L-3 report), disclosing lobbying activity in calendar year 2018, due no later than February 28, 2019. The $100 penalty assessed resolves the allegation.

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 this allegation or take further enforcement action in this matter.  

Disposition: Resolved through Statement of Understanding (Resolved 03/10/2020)
Date opened: 02/12/2020
Area of Law: RCW 42.17A.630

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