Pa. House votes for changes to lobbying disclosure law

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – The state House of Representatives has passed legislation to increase fines for lobbying violations.

House Bill 1348 would increase the maximum penalty imposed by the Ethics Commission from $2,000 to $4,000.

The maximum administrative penalty for negligent failure to report would be increased from $50 per day to $50 for the first 10 days, $100 for each of the next 10 days, and $200 for each late day after 20 days.

The bill also would require all disclosure filings to be posted on the Department of State’s website within seven days of receipt.

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