The complaint alleged violations of RCW 42.17A.235 and .240 by failing to timely file complete and accurate Monetary Contribution reports (C-3 reports) and Summary Full Campaign Contributions and Expenditure reports (C-4 reports).
The (1) Puget Sound District Council ILWU-PAC was a first-time filer in 2017; (2) the Committee spent less than $7,500 on five candidates; (3) several of the reports listed as late showed no activity and were not required; and (4) all of its funds were from the organization that created it, staff has determined that in this instance, the failure to timely file all reports of contributions and expenditures does not amount to a material violation warranting further investigation.
Pursuant to WAC to WAC 390-37-060(1) Puget Sound District Council ILWU-PAC will receive a formal written warning concerning its failure to comply with the reporting requirements to timely and accurately file C-3 and C-4 reports disclosing contributions and expenditures activities in accordance with RCW 42.17A.235 and .240. PDC staff has the expectation the Committee will timely file complete and accurate reports in future years in accordance with PDC laws and rules.
The Commission will consider the formal written warning in deciding on further Commission action if there are future violations of PDC laws or rules.
Based on this information, the PDC has dismissed this matter in accordance with RCW 42.17A.755(1).