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    Chapter 13C: Declaration of intent.

      Section: 52:13C-21.4: Activities as governmental affairs agent for certain persons restricted; penalties.

1. a. As used in this section, "person" means any member of the Legislature, the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor or the head of a principal department of the Executive Branch.

b. No person, within one year next subsequent to the termination of the office or employment of such person, shall register as a "governmental affairs agent" as defined in section 3 of P.L.1971, c.183 (C.52:13C-20).

c. Any person who knowingly and willfully violates the provisions of subsection b. of this section shall be subject to a penalty of not more than $10,000 and shall be barred from activities prohibited under subsection b. for up to an additional five years.

d. Upon receiving evidence of any violation of this section, the Election Law Enforcement Commission shall have the power to hold, or to cause to be held, hearings about the violation and, upon finding any person to have committed a violation, to assess such penalty, within the limits prescribed herein, as it deems proper under the circumstances, which penalty may be collected in a summary proceeding pursuant to the "Penalty Enforcement Law of 1999," P.L.1999, c.274 (C.2A:58-10 et seq.).

L.2004, c.34, s.1; amended 2009, c.66, s.39.

This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2012-09-26 13:37:55.

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