|Posted:||June 11, 2015 10:36 AM|
|From:||Representative Bryan Cutler and Rep. Brandon P. Neuman|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Lobbyist Disclosure Penalties (Former HB 744)|
|We invite you to join with me in cosponsoring a bill that we will be introducing in the near future that amends the recently enacted Lobbyist Disclosure Law to enhance the penalties found in that statute.
The people of Pennsylvania deserve to know that there are stiff penalties for failure to comply with a law designed to inform them of who is influencing their government and how they are influencing state policy makers.
Our bill does the following:
Additionally the bill would provide that the Department provide that all filings are posted within 7 days of receipt as well as an electronic receipt to be sent to the registrants who file electronically. The receipt shall have a confirmation number and date and time that can be relied on as proof of filing.
Please join us in cosponsoring this bill so that Pennsylvania’s new Lobbyist Disclosure Act accomplishes what it is intended to do – provide full disclosure of those who work to influence state government officials.
METCALFE, HICKERNELL, D. COSTA, AUMENT, GINGRICH, WHITE, DeLUCA, SANTARSIERO, MURT, LAWRENCE, GALLOWAY, ENGLISH AND MATZIE
Introduced as HB1348