The complaint alleged that the Street Pavers PAC - 2017 Laborers 440 (Committee), a political committee formerly registered with the PDC, violated RCW 42.17A.205 by failing to identity committee officers on the Committee Registrations (C-1pc reports), and RCW 42.17A.235 and .240 by failing to timely file Monetary Contributions reports (C-3 reports), and Summary Full Campaign Contribution and Expenditure reports (C-4 reports).
On May 11, 2018, Danielle Franco-Malone, an attorney with Schwerin Campbell Barnard Iglitzin & Lavitt, LLP, on behalf of the Committee sent a letter to the PDC stating that “Local 440 and its sponsored PAC no longer exist. On December 7, 2017, Local 440 filed a terminal LM-2 report with the Department of Labor to report that it ceased to be a labor organization.”
Ms. Franco-Malone stated that on January 12, 2018, the Committee filed what it intended to be its final C4 report, however, “it has since come to our attention that the act of dissolving the PAC was not perfected, and that the January 12, 2018 C4 report mistakenly did not check “yes” on the “Final Report” box, despite the fact that the PAC’s bank account was closed by that date and the PAC had long since ceased all activity.” She added the Committee filed a number of amended C-4 reports since that C-4 report, “implementing the decision that had been made several months ago to dissolve Local 440’s PAC as a result of Local 440’s dissolution.” The Committee filed a final amended C-4 report on May 10, 2018.
PDC staff dismissed the allegations listed in the complaint based “on information and belief” in accordance with RCW 42.17A.755(1), since the complainant failed to provide any evidence to support or substantiate those allegations.
Based on this information, and the fact that the Street Pavers PAC (2017 Laborers 440) has ceased operations and filed a final report, PDC staff is dismissing the remaining allegations in accordance with RCW 42.17A.755(1).