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IC 4-2-8
     Chapter 8. Registration and Reporting of Executive Branch Lobbyists

IC 4-2-8-1
Application of definitions
    
Sec. 1. The definitions in IC 4-2-6 and IC 4-2-7 apply throughout this chapter.
As added by P.L.89-2006, SEC.15.

IC 4-2-8-2
"Department"
    
Sec. 2. As used in this chapter, "department" refers to the Indiana department of administration created by IC 4-13-1-2.
As added by P.L.89-2006, SEC.15.

IC 4-2-8-3
Executive branch lobbyists; registration statement; annual report; filing under oath
    
Sec. 3. (a) An executive branch lobbyist shall file the following with the department:
        (1) A registration statement.
        (2) An annual report as required by the department.
    (b) Statements and reports filed under this section must be filed under oath.
As added by P.L.89-2006, SEC.15.

IC 4-2-8-4
Filing fees; late fees
    
Sec. 4. (a) The department shall charge each executive branch lobbyist an initial registration fee and an annual report filing fee set by rules adopted by the department under IC 4-22-2.
    (b) In the rules adopted under this section, the department may provide for late fees for registration statements and annual reports that are filed late.
As added by P.L.89-2006, SEC.15.

IC 4-2-8-5
Filing materially incorrect statement or report; referral to inspector general; sanctions
    
Sec. 5. (a) If the department finds that:
        (1) a statement or report required to be filed under this chapter was materially incorrect;
        (2) the person filing the statement or report was requested to file a corrected statement or report; and
        (3) a corrected statement or report has not been filed;
the department may refer the matter to the inspector general or, after a hearing conducted under IC 4-21.5-3, take action under subsection (b).
    (b) If the department makes a finding under subsection (a), the

department may do either or both of the following:
        (1) Revoke the registration of the person who has failed to file a corrected statement or report.
        (2) For a finding made after June 30, 2007, assess a civil penalty on the person who has failed to file a corrected statement or report of not more than five hundred dollars ($500).
As added by P.L.89-2006, SEC.15.

IC 4-2-8-6
Failure to file statement or report; sanctions
    
Sec. 6. (a) The department may impose either or both of the following sanctions if, after a hearing under IC 4-21.5-3, the department finds that a person has failed to file a registration statement or a report required by this chapter:
        (1) Revoke the person's registration.
        (2) For a finding made after June 30, 2007, assess a civil penalty on the person of not more than five hundred dollars ($500).
    (b) In imposing sanctions under this section, the department shall consider the following:
        (1) Whether the failure to file the statement or report was willful or negligent.
        (2) Any mitigating circumstances.
As added by P.L.89-2006, SEC.15.

IC 4-2-8-7
Rules; consultation with ethics commission and inspector general
    
Sec. 7. In consultation with the inspector general and the commission, the department may adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 to accomplish the duties given to the department under this chapter.
As added by P.L.89-2006, SEC.15.