The intent of the Public Disclosure Law cannot be satisfied unless reports are filed timely and accurately.

If the Commission finds a lobbyist or lobbyist employer in violation of the law, it could impose a penalty of up to $10,000.  In addition, the Commission could revoke or suspend a lobbyist's registration, or refer the matter to the State Attorney General for appropriate action.  The civil remedies and sanctions available to the court are set out in RCW 42.17A.750.