§22-10-11  Penalty for violations of chapter. –


Published: 2015

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TITLE 22

General Assembly

CHAPTER 22-10

Lobbying

SECTION 22-10-11



   § 22-10-11  Penalty for violations of

chapter. –

(a) Administrative penalty. Any person, corporation, association, or

lobbyist who is found to have intentionally violated any provision of this

chapter shall be subject to an administrative penalty not to exceed two

thousand dollars ($2,000) per violation which may be imposed by the secretary

of state after a hearing complying with the procedures set forth in §

22-10-10(7).



   (b) Criminal penalty. Any person, corporation, or

association that shall willfully fail to file reports when due or shall fail to

comply with any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction for that

offense, be fined not less than five hundred dollars ($500) nor more than ten

thousand dollars ($10,000). Any person employed as a lobbyist or agent who

shall willfully fail to file reports when due or shall otherwise fail to comply

with any provision of this chapter shall be fined not less than five hundred

dollars ($500) nor more than two thousand dollars ($2,000), and shall be

debarred from acting in the capacity of a lobbyist for the period of three (3)

years from the date of conviction.



History of Section.

(P.L. 1988, ch. 436, § 2; P.L. 2004, ch. 207, § 1; P.L. 2004, ch.

413, § 1.)