Regular Commission Meeting

Thursday, August 26, 2021 - 9:30am

Washington State Public Disclosure Commission
711 Capitol Way, Room 206 
Olympia, Washington 98504

Note that this agenda is subject to change. Please check the PDC website for the current version.

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The Public Comment period is at 9:30 a.m. To provide public comment via a conference line or Microsoft Teams, please call 1-360-522-0670 prior to the start of the meeting to obtain information on how to participate.

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Note: All times shown for consideration of agenda items (other than the time of convening) are approximate and may vary, depending on the amount of discussion required for each.


Meeting Agenda: 
9:30 AM Commission Chair Jarrett Opening Comments and Public Comment Period
9:45 AM Consideration and Possible Approval of Meeting Minutes

  • July 22, 2021, Regular Meeting
  • August 12, 2021, Regular Meeting
9:50 AM Comments and Discussion on Digital Advertising Disclosure
11:00 AM Discussion of Proposed Agency Request Legislation
12:00 PM Break/Executive Session

Discussion of matters allowed in executive session pursuant to RCW 42.30.110, including but not limited to, discussion of enforcement matters and pending and potential litigation with legal counsel, and review of performance of public employees. Possible action regarding pending litigation, or other matters properly discussed during executive session, will be taken following the executive session.

1:00 PM Request for Reporting Modification


1:40 PM Enforcement (Requests for Reconsideration)

  • PDC Case 91597 - Washington Court Reporters Association, a lobbyist employer, was found to have violated RCW 42.17A.630 by failing to file an Annual Lobbyist Employer Report (L-3 Report) for calendar year 2019 due no later than March 1, 2020 and the Annual Lobbyist Employer Report (L-3 Report) for calendar year 2020 due no later than March 1, 2021, during a brief enforcement hearing that was conducted on July 1, 2021, where an Order imposing a civil penalty of $500. The respondent is requesting a review of the Order by the Full Commission.
  • PDC Case 91640 - Puppyland, a lobbyist employer, was found to have violated RCW 42.17A.630 by failing to file an Annual Lobbyist Employer Report (L-3 Report) for calendar year 2020 due no later than March 1, 2021, during a brief enforcement hearing that was conducted on July 1, 2021, where an Order imposing a civil penalty of $250. The respondent is requesting a review of the Order by the Full Commission.
2:00 PM Strategic Plan Update

  • Audits – Commissioner Isserlis; Kurt Young, Compliance Officer; and Erick Agina, Compliance Officer
  • Enforcement Process Map – Commissioner Downing and Alice Fiman, Compliance Officer
  • Campaign Reporting Modernization – Commissioner Jarrett and James Gutholm, Chief Information Officer
  • Digital Political Advertising Disclosure – Commissioner Jarrett; Sean Flynn, General Counsel; and Kim Bradford, Deputy Director
  • Training Program Expansion – Commissioner Isserlis and Chip Beatty, Interim Customer Service and Outreach Director
2:30 PM Management Team Updates

  • Executive Director Update | Peter Frey Lavallee, Executive Director
  • Deputy Director Update | Kim Bradford, Deputy Director
  • IT Activity Report | James Gutholm, Chief Information Officer
  • Customer Service and Filer Assistance update| Chip Beatty, Interim Customer Service, and Outreach Director
2:50 PM Enforcement Updates

  • Enforcement Report – Categorization and Status of Open Complaints
  • Completed Investigations and Alternative Resolutions 
3:05 PM Adjourn

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

Meeting Minutes: