On February 14, 2020, the Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) notified Colleen Laing of an alleged violation of RCW 42.17A.615 for failure to timely file one or more monthly Lobbying Expense reports (L-2 reports) for 2019.
PDC staff have reviewed this matter and found the following:
The PDC received your 2019 L-2 reports on February 26, 2020, as required by RCW 42.17A.615. As a Lobbyist registered to lobby in 2019, the monthly reports were due by the 15th day of each following month, making the reports 42 to 376 days late.
Colleen Laing 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.615 for failure to timely file one or more monthly Lobbying Expense reports (L-2 reports) for 2019. The $100 penalty assessed resolves the allegations listed in this complaint.
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)