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PDFWAC 390-16-325

Dissolution of committees.

(1) Dissolution is the process by which a committee officially ceases doing business, pursuant to RCW 42.17A.225 and 42.17A.235. Dissolution does not relieve the candidate, elected official, or officers from any obligations to address violations that occurred before the committee was dissolved.
(2) To initiate dissolution, the committee must file a notice of intent to dissolve.
(3) The official report for filing a notice of intent to dissolve a committee is designated "D-1." The D-1 must be filed using the electronic filing system provided by the commission. The commission is required to post each committee's notice of intent to dissolve on the commission website upon receipt.
(4) On the D-1 Report, the candidate or authorized committee officer must attest to the following:
(a) The committee has concluded its activities in all respects and has ceased to function and intends to dissolve;
(b) The committee has no outstanding debts or obligations, will not make any expenditure other than those related to the dissolution process, and will not engage in any political activity or any other activity that generates additional reporting requirements;
(c) The committee has filed a final report;
(d) No complaint or court action under chapter 42.17A RCW is pending against the committee and it has not been informed by the commission of any possible violations or technical corrections which remain unresolved;
(e) The committee has no outstanding penalties under chapter 42.17A RCW as assessed by the commission or a court;
(f) The committee accepts an ongoing obligation to maintain compliance with these conditions and an affirmative duty to notify the commission of any noncompliance; and
(g) The treasurer is obligated to preserve books of account, bills, receipts, and all other financial records for five years.
(5) If, sixty days after a committee has filed its D-1, the committee is in compliance with the above requirements and has not notified the commission in writing that it revokes its intent to dissolve, the committee will be deemed to be dissolved.
(6) The executive director will promptly acknowledge by electronic writing the committee's dissolution. The acknowledgment of dissolution will be posted on the commission's website when sent to the committee.
(7) If the committee has not met the requirements for dissolution, the executive director will promptly notify the committee by electronic writing that it is not eligible to dissolve, and explain the reasons for its ineligibility. The committee may initiate the process again once it has come into compliance with the requirements.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17A.110(1), 2019 c 428, and 2019 c 261. WSR 20-02-062, § 390-16-325, filed 12/24/19, effective 1/24/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17A.110(1) and 2018 c 304. WSR 18-24-074, § 390-16-325, filed 11/30/18, effective 12/31/18.]
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