This matter was heard by the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission (Commission) on October 25, 2018, at the Public Disclosure Commission Office, 711 Capitol Way, Room 206, Olympia, Washington 98504. The hearing was held pursuant to Chapter 34.05 RCW, Chapter 42.17A RCW, and Title 390-37 WAC.
Commissioners present were Anne Levinson, Commission Chair (presiding); David Ammons, Commission Vice-Chair; and Commissioner and William Downing. Also present were Assistant Attorney General John S. Meader representing the Commission; Fox Blackhom-Delph, PDC Compliance Coordinator; Tabatha Blacksmith, PDC Compliance Coordinator; and Assistant Attorney General Chad Standifer on behalf of PDC Staff. Respondent Sheryl Miller did not participate in the proceeding. The proceeding was open to the public and recorded.
The hearing concerned allegations that Respondent violated RCW 42.17A.700 by failing to file a Personal Financial Affairs Statement (F-1 report) within two weeks of declaring candidacy, or not later than June 1, 2018.
Based upon the Findings and Conclusions, the Commission orders that:
1. The Initial Order is AMENDED and $100 of Respondent Sheryl Miller's total civil penalty of $250 is suspended on the condition that she file her F-1 report by November 2, 2018, and pay the remaining $150 fine within 30 days of the date of this Amended Final Order. If by November 2, 2018, the F-1 report is not filed, or the non-suspended $150 fine is not paid within 30 days of this Amended Final Order, the total civil penalty of $250 is due and payable within
30 days of the date of this Amended Final Order without further action by the Commission.
2. Respondent Sheryl Miller shall timely file future F-1 reports as required by Chapter 42.17A RCW.
3. Respondent shall commit no further violations of Chapter 42.17 A RCW or Title 390 WAC for a period of four years from the date of the final order.