Brief Enforcement Hearing (Group Enforcement)

Friday, August 5, 2016 - 10:30am

WASHINGTON STATE

Public Disclosure Commission

711 Capitol Way, Room 206 | Olympia, Washington 98504

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Meeting Agenda: 
10:30 AM 2016 Group Enforcement Hearings | Commission Chair Anne Levinson Presiding

 

Alleged Failure to file or timely file a Candidate Registration (RCW 42.17A.205) and/or Personal Financial Affairs Statement (RCW 42.17A.700)

 

PDC staff has scheduled Brief Adjudicative Proceedings (Brief Enforcement hearings) for  candidates that declared their candidacy for public office in 2016 and are listed in the table below, alleging violations of RCW 42.17A.205 and/or RCW 42.17A.700 by failing to file, or timely file, the Candidate Registration (C-1 report) and/or Personal Financial Affairs Statement (F-1 report) as required. 

The C-1 and/or F-1 reports were due to be filed within two weeks of the candidates declaring their candidacies for public office in 2016, or not later than June 3, 2016. 

As part of the 2016 Candidate Group Enforcement process, PDC staff sent out: (1) several reminder emails to all candidates in late May and early June of 2016; (2) 117 warning letters on June 30, 2016, to candidates that had not filed the missing C-1 and/or F-1 report(s); and (3) 24 hearing notices on July 21, 2016, to candidates that had not filed the missing C-1 and/or F-1 report(s).

Candidates’ names were removed from the hearing list if they completed a Statement of Understanding (SOU) acknowledging a violation of RCW 42.17A, filed the missing report, and paid a $150 penalty for each missing report, and were determined by staff after a limited review to be in apparent compliance with the PDC reporting requirements, prior to the hearing date. 

The Brief Enforcement hearings are conducted in accordance with the Administrative Procedures Act (RCW 34.05), with the Commission Chair serving as the Presiding Officer. 

The Commission has adopted WAC 390-37-165, which is the Candidate C-1 and F-1 Penalty schedule that will be used by the Presiding Officer to assess penalties when violations of RCW 42.17A are found at the hearings, and is attached to this document. 

 

PDC Case No.

Candidates Name

Office Sought/Jurisdiction

PDC Late Filed or Missing Report

6780

Mathew Bishop

Benton County Commissioner

Missing C-1 and F-1 reports.

6784

John Dickinson

State Representative: 37th Legislative District

Missing C-1 and   F-1 reports.

6785

Brian Fiess

Grant County Commissioner

Missing C-1 and   F-1 reports.

6786

William Hurt

Governor

Missing C-1 and   F-1 reports.

6787

John Scannell

WA State Supreme Court Justice

Missing C-1 and   F-1 reports.

6791

Angel Jordan

State Representative:  41st Legislative District

Missing C-1 report.

6793

Spencer Baldwin

State Senator: 22nd Legislative District

Filed missing F-1 report on 7/22/16.

6794

Laura Carder

State Representative: 3rd Legislative District

Missing F-1 report.

6796

Keith Effler

Yakima County Commissioner

Filed missing F-1 report on 7/26/16.

6798

Alex Hart

State Representative: 32rd Legislative District

Missing F-1 report.

6801

Scott Peterson

Snohomish County Superior Court Judge

Filed missing F-1 report on 8/2/16.

6802

Thomas Pitchford

State Representative: 43rd Legislative District

Missing F-1 report.

6805

Stephanie Viskovich

State Representative: 46th Legislative District

Filed missing F-1 report on 7/25/16.

6807

Mark Wilson

WA State Auditor

Missing F-1 report.

 

 

Brief Enforcement Brochure


 

Presenter: Kurt Young

12:00 PM Adjourn
Notes: 

The Commission may deliberate in closed session on any enforcement matter on this agenda, or any matters listed in RCW 42.30.140.