Spokane for Honest Government - Alleged violations of RCW 42.17A.235, .240, and .255 (October 2016).
Case #9059 Respondent name:
The complaint alleged that Spokane for Honest Government, a political committee that received funding from the Spokane Firefighters Union and its political committees, may have failed to timely report independent expenditures and electioneering communications on C-6 reports during the 2015 Spokane City Council elections, as required by RCW 42.17A.260 and .305; and may have failed to adequately describe the purpose of expenditures for media buys on timely filed C-4 reports, as required by RCW 42.17A.240 and WAC 390-16-037. At an enforcement hearing held October 26, 2017, the Commission found that Spokane for Honest Government violated RCW 42.17A.260, .305, and .240, and assessed a $10,000 penalty with $3,000 suspended, provided the committee is not found to have committed further violations during the next four years, and meets its filing obligations for 2017 following the hearing.
Violation Found by Commission (Resolved 08/30/2018)
Area of Law:
RCW 42.17A.240, RCW 42.17A.260, RCW 42.17A.305, WAC 390-16-037