A complaint was filed against the Service Employees International Union Political Education & Action Fund PAC (SEIU PEAF PAC), alleging that the SEIU PEAF PAC, a federal political committee, may have violated 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) as a Washington State political committee disclosing contribution and expenditure activities undertaken during calendar year 2016.
The allegations involved contributions SEIU PEAF PAC made to Washington State political committees participating in 2016 elections, that were timely disclosed on six C-5 reports filed during calendar year 2016 as an out-of-state committee. The monetary contributions received and disclosed by SEIU PEAF PAC during 2016 were all transfers from SEIU International, 1800 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington DC, 20036,
The remaining committee expenditures were for contribution and other activities involving political committees and candidate activities in other states and at the federal level.
PDC staff reminded the Service Employees International Union and the SEIU PEAF PAC concerning the importance of timely and accurately filing campaign finance reports as an in-state political committee disclosing contribution and expenditure activities undertaken to support Washington State candidates and political committees, if they do not qualify as an out-of-state political committee in future years in accordance with WAC 390-16-049.