Ticket Number: 
27160
Complainant: 
Glen Morgan
Respondent: 
40th Legislative District Democrats
Created Date: 
November 6, 2017
Status of Investigations: 
Case Closed with Reminder
Description: 

The complaint alleged that the 40th Legislative District Democrats, a bona fide legislative district committee, may have violated: (1) RCW 42.17A.235 for failure to timely file Monetary Contribution reports (C-3 reports) and Summary Full Campaign Contribution and Expenditure reports (C-4 reports), disclosing contributions and expenditures undertaken by the Campaign during calendar year 2017; or (2) WAC 390-16-115(4) for failure to timely file a Committee Registration (C-1pc report) registering under the “Mini Reporting” option for calendar year 2017.

The 40th Legislative District Democrats have used the “Full Reporting” option in previous years and submitted C-3 and C-4 reports disclosing campaign activities. Although the 40th LD Dems submitted the C-1pc ten months late, they did not exceed the reporting thresholds for the “Mini Reporting” option and a search of the PDC website confirms that no contributions from the 40th LD Dems were made during calendar year 2017.

PDC staff reminded the 40th Legislative District Democrats about the importance of timely filing of the C-1pc in each calendar year if the committee intends to use the “Mini Reporting” option, and the timely filings of all future PDC reports in accordance with the statutes and rules.