Ticket Number: 
42268
Complainant: 
Michael Maddux
Respondent: 
Mary's Pistols
Created Date: 
October 26, 2018
Status of Investigations: 
Resolved through Statement of Understanding
Description: 

The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has completed its review of the complaints filed by Megan Atkinson and Michael Maddux on September 26 and October 26, 2018. The complaints alleged that Mary’s Pistols, a new single year political committee, may have violated RCW 42.17A.205 for failure to register as a political committee, .235 and .240 for failure to report contributions and expenditures as a political committee, .255 for failure to report independent expenditures in opposition to Initiative 1639, and .320 for failure to disclose accurate and complete sponsor identification on radio political advertising in opposition to Initiative 1639. PDC staff reviewed the allegations listed in the complaint; the statutes, rules, and reporting requirements; the C-1pc, C-3, C-4 and C-6 reports filed by Mary’s Pistols; invoices and order information from KAYO 96.9; and the October 30, 2018, and November 7, 2018, responses from Daniel Davies on behalf of Mary’s Pistols. On December 14, 2018, Mary’s Pistols confirmed with PDC staff that the committee had mailed a signed Statement of Understanding (SOU) and a $150 civil penalty to the Department of Enterprise Services for deposit into the state transparency fund, a Washington State Agency that handles and processes penalty collections for small state agencies. The SOU from Mary’s Pistols acknowledged violations of RCW 42.17A.205 for failure to timely register as a political committee, RCW 42.17A.220(4) for receiving anonymous contributions in excess of the $300 limitation, and RCW 42.17A.255 for failure to timely report independent expenditures in opposition to Initiative 1639.Based on these findings, the PDC has dismissed this matter in accordance with RCW 42.17A.755(1).

Penalty Amount: 
$786.51
Penalty Description / Notes(s): 
Completed Statement of Understanding and Paid Penalty. $150 for acknowledged violations of Chapter 42.17A RCW. $636.51 in excess anonymous contributions escheat to the state according to RCW 42.17A.220(4)
Penalty Payment(s): 
Date: 
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Amount: 
$786.51