Ticket Number: 
43895
Complainant: 
Cheryl Aichele
Respondent: 
17th Legislative District Democrats
Created Date: 
December 12, 2018
Status of Investigations: 
Case Closed with Reminder
Description: 

The complaint alleged that the 17th Legislative District Democrats, a bona fide legislative district party committee, may have violated: (1) RCW 42.17A.205 by failing to accurately and completely disclose committee officers on the Committee Registration (C-1pc report); (2) RCW 42.17A.425 for allowing persons not identified as committee officers on the C-1pc to authorize expenditures; (3) RCW 42.17A.220 for failure to timely deposit contributions within five business days of receipt; (4) RCW 42.17A.270 for failure to timely and accurately report earmarked contributions and WAC 390-17-015 for improper transfer of earmarked contributions; and (5) RCW 42.17A.460 for failure to report earmarked contributions as made from both the original contributor and the party as a conduit of earmarked contributions.

The complaint also alleged violations RCW 42.17A.490 regarding the limitations on use of contributions for a different office which is not applicable to bona fide party committees.

PDC staff reminded the 17th LD about the importance of the timely disclosure of all contribution and expenditure activities, including the received date of contributions, and the the timely filing of the C-1pc disclsoing material changes, in future calendar years in accordance with PDC statutes and rules.