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WAC 390-37-140

Brief enforcement hearings (brief adjudicative proceedings)Authority.

(1) The commission may provide a brief adjudicative proceeding for violations in which the facts are undisputed, the violations appear to be relatively minor in nature, and a penalty no greater than $1,000 will be assessed for the violations. Typical matters to be heard in a brief adjudicative proceeding include, but are not limited to, the following:
(a) Failure to file or late filing of required reports;
(b) Failure to report or accurately report campaign contributions or expenditures or funds spent in lobbying;
(c) Use of public office facilities in election campaigns when the value of public funds expended was minimal; and
(d) Infractions of political advertising law regarding sponsor identification or political party identification.
(2) The commission may utilize a penalty schedule for brief adjudicative proceedings.
(3) Brief adjudicative proceedings are set forth in RCW 34.05.482 through 34.05.494.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17A.110(1) and 2018 c 304. WSR 18-24-074, § 390-37-140, filed 11/30/18, effective 12/31/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17A.110(1). WSR 16-01-015, § 390-37-140, filed 12/4/15, effective 1/4/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17A.110. WSR 12-03-002, § 390-37-140, filed 1/4/12, effective 2/4/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.370. WSR 03-22-065, § 390-37-140, filed 11/4/03, effective 12/5/03; WSR 93-15-004, § 390-37-140, filed 7/7/93, effective 8/7/93; WSR 91-16-072, § 390-37-140, filed 8/2/91, effective 9/2/91.]
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