Maine Revised Statutes

§319-A. Testimony before Legislature; lobbyist

1. Disclosure of compensation.  A lobbyist or lobbyist associate who testifies before a joint select or joint standing committee of the Legislature shall disclose to the committee as part of the testimony the name of the person or organization that the lobbyist or lobbyist associate is representing. A lobbyist or lobbyist associate shall disclose to the committee orally or in written form the name of any person who is being compensated by the lobbyist or lobbyist associate or by the person or organization that the lobbyist or lobbyist associate is representing to testify before that committee.
[ 2005, c. 562, §1 (NEW) .]
2. Report of violation.  A member of the Legislature may file a complaint with the commission alleging a violation of this section in accordance with the Joint Rules of the Legislature. The commission shall notify all interested parties and shall investigate any apparent violations of this section.
[ 2005, c. 562, §1 (NEW) .]
3. Penalty.  If a lobbyist or lobbyist associate fails to disclose information required in subsection 1, the commission may:
A. Suspend the lobbyist or lobbyist associate from further lobbying by written notice of the commission; and [2005, c. 562, §1 (NEW).]
B. Assess a penalty of up to $5,000 against the lobbyist or lobbyist associate. [2005, c. 562, §1 (NEW).]
[ 2005, c. 562, §1 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2005, c. 562, §1 (NEW).

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