TITLE 17
Elections

CHAPTER 17-27
Reporting of Political Contributions by State Vendors

SECTION 17-27-5


§ 17-27-5 Civil penalties.

(a) Any state vendor found by the board of elections to have willfully and knowingly violated the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to a civil penalty of not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000) per offense.

(b) Any state vendor found by the board of elections to have willfully and knowingly violated the provisions of this chapter: (1) in connection with the commission of or in an attempt to commit fraud or bribery, (2) to conceal any political contribution unlawful under the provisions of chapter 25 of this title or any conduct prohibited by § 36-14.1-2, or (3) in an effort to induce any public official to violate any provision of chapter 14 of title 36, may be declared ineligible for the award of any additional state contracts for a period of time that the board of elections reasonably deems proportionate to the severity of the subject violation.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1993, ch. 249, § 1.)