TITLE 22
General Assembly

CHAPTER 22-10
Lobbying

SECTION 22-10-11


§ 22-10-11 Penalty for violations of chapter. [Repealed.ffective January 1, 2017.].

(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.)