The complaint alleged Active in Democracy may have violated 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).
Active in Democracy completed a Statement of Understanding (SOU) and paid a $300 civil penalty in accordance with WAC 390-37-143 (Brief Enforcement Penalty Schedule), acknowledging violations of RCW 42.17A.235 and RCW 42.17A.240 for failing to timely file the three Pre-Election C-4 reports listed above. The $300 penalty assessed in this matter resolves the allegations listed in your complaint concerning those three reports.
Based on the findings and the SOU, staff has determined that, in this instance, this matter does not warrant further investigation
However, pursuant to WAC 390-37-060(1)(b), PDC staff issued a formal written warning to Active in Democracy concerning the importance of timely and accurately filing C-3 and C-4 reports disclosing contribution and expenditure activities undertaken by the political committee as required by PDC laws and rules.
This formal written warning conveys staff’s expectation that Active in Democracy will fully comply with the C-3 and C-4 reporting requirements in the future as required for a registered political committee. The Commission will consider this formal written warning if there are any future PDC law or rule violations by Active in Democracy.