On July 21, 2020, the Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) received a complaint alleging that Lorna Smith violated RCW 42.17A.240 for failure to properly break down and describe expenditure details, as required in WAC 390-16-047 and WAC 390-16-205.
Staff reviewed the allegation; the applicable statutes, rules, and the reporting requirements, including the May 2020 Summary Campaign Contribution and Expenditure report (C-4 report) filed by the Committee to Lorna Smith.
Staff found that the expenditures made by Ms. Smith's campaign lacked proper description(s) and break down required by law/rule.
Based on these findings, the staff reminded Ms. Smith about the importance of properly breaking down and describing expenditures in the future as required by law/rule.
Based on the above findings, PDC staff dismissed this matter in accordance with RCW 42.17A.755(1)Disposition: Case Closed with Reminder (Resolved 08/07/2020)