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12/07/2018

Final Adjudications Issued - Pa Works Now & Citizens to Protect our Pennsylvania

Order No. 5-L
PA Works Now
Lobbyist
Philadelphia, PA

ORDER SUMMARY:

1. PA Works Now (“PAWN”) violated Sections 13A04(a) and 13A04(b) of Pennsylvania’s lobbying disclosure law (“Lobbying Disclosure Law”), 65 Pa.C.S. §§ 13A04(a) and 13A04(b), when PAWN engaged in lobbying activities in an effort to influence legislative action within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania at a time when it failed to register with the Pennsylvania Department of State (“Department of State”) as a principal within ten (10) days of acting in any capacity as a principal, lobbyist, and/or lobbying firm and was otherwise not exempt from registration.

2. PAWN’s failure to register as a principal pursuant to 65 Pa.C.S. § 13A04(a) and/or to comply with 65 Pa.C.S. § 13A04(b), as outlined in paragraph 1 above, is deemed to be negligent in nature.

3. Per the Consent Agreement of the parties, PAWN is directed to pay an administrative penalty, by way of certified check or money order, in the amount of $13,580.00 (388 days x $35.00 per diem), payable to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and forwarded to the Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission by no later than the thirtieth (30th) day after the mailing date of this Order.

4. To the extent PAWN has not already done so, PAWN is directed to register as a principal with the Department of State and to timely file all quarterly expense reports for the quarter(s) that PAWN is/was/remains a registered principal, as required by the Lobbying Disclosure Law, 65 Pa.C.S. § 13A01 et seq., and the Regulations promulgated pursuant to the Lobbying Disclosure Law, 51 Pa. Code § 51.1 et seq.

5. Compliance with paragraphs 3 and 4 of this Order will result in the closing of this case with no further action by this Commission.

a. Noncompliance will result in the institution of an order enforcement action.


Order No. 6-L
Citizens to Protect our Pennsylvania
Lobbyist
Exton, PA

ORDER SUMMARY:

1. Citizens to Protect Our Pennsylvania violated Sections 13A04(a) and 13A04(b) of Pennsylvania’s lobbying disclosure law (“Lobbying Disclosure Law”), 65 Pa.C.S. §§ 13A04(a) and 13A04(b), when Citizens to Protect Our Pennsylvania engaged in lobbying activities in an effort to influence legislative action within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania at a time when it failed to register with the Pennsylvania Department of State (“Department of State”) as a principal within ten (10) days of acting in any capacity as a principal, lobbyist, and/or lobbying firm and was otherwise not exempt from registration.

2. Citizens to Protect Our Pennsylvania’s failure to register as a principal pursuant to 65 Pa.C.S. § 13A04(a) and/or to comply with 65 Pa.C.S. § 13A04(b), as outlined in paragraph 1 above, is deemed to be negligent in nature.

3. Per the Consent Agreement of the parties, Citizens to Protect Our Pennsylvania is directed to pay an administrative penalty, by way of certified check or money order, in the amount of $15,500.00 (10 days x $50.00 + 10 days x $100.00 + 70 days x $200), payable to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and forwarded to the Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission by no later than the thirtieth (30th) day after the mailing date of this Order.

4. To the extent Citizens to Protect Our Pennsylvania has not already done so, Citizens to Protect Our Pennsylvania is directed to register as a principal with the Department of State and to timely file all quarterly expense reports for the quarter(s) that Citizens to Protect Our Pennsylvania is/was/remains a registered principal, as required by the Lobbying Disclosure Law, 65 Pa.C.S. § 13A01 et seq., and the Regulations promulgated pursuant to the Lobbying Disclosure Law, 51 Pa. Code § 51.1 et seq.

5. Compliance with paragraphs 3 and 4 of this Order will result in the closing of this case with no further action by this Commission.

a. Noncompliance will result in the institution of an order enforcement action.

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