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DCMR Chapter 37

3711  SCHEDULE OF FINES

3711.1  Upon a determination, pursuant to §§ 3705 or 3709, that a violation has occurred, the Director may ministerially impose fines upon the offending party.

3711.2  Fines shall be imposed as follows:

(a) Contribution or expenditure made while office of treasurer vacant. . . . . . . . . . . . . .$20 per day;

(b) Failure to designate a principal campaign committee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$20 per day;

(c) Failure to designate a campaign depository . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$20 per day;

(d) Failure to file a statement of organization for a political committee. . . . . . . . . . . . . .$30 per day;

(e) Failure to file a candidate registration statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$30 per day;

(f) Failure to file R&E Reports, including two hundred and fifty
dollars ($250) exemption report. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$30 per day;

(g) Accepting legal tender of fifty dollars ($50) or more. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$500 per day;

(h) Failure to file a Statement of Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$30 per day;

(i ) Use of Statehood funds for political activities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$500 per day;

(j) Failure to file an Honoraria and Outside Income Disclosure Statement  . . . . . . . . . .$30 per day;

(k) Depositing contributions in accounts other than campaign depositories . . . . . . . . . .$50 per day;

(l) Failure to place notices required by the Act on campaign literature. . . . . . . . . . . . . .$10 per day;

(m)  Accepting contributions in excess of contribution limitations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$50 - $500;

(n) Making contributions in excess of contribution limitations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$20 - $500;

(o) Accepting a contribution made by one person in the name of another person. . . . . .$20 - $500;

(p) Making contributions in the name of another person . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$20 - $250;

(q) Accepting contributions in excess of the Citizen-Service s contribution limitation . . . . .$20 - $250;

(r) Making contributions in excess of the Citizen-Service s contribution limitation . . . . . . . . . . . .$500;

(s) Conducting campaign activities in Citizen-Service s program  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$500;

(t) Use of official position for personal financial gain. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$500;

(u) Accepting, soliciting or giving any thing of value to influence official government actions . . .$500;

(v) Accepting or giving money to a public official in addition to the
public official’s compensation for the performance of official duties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . .$500;

(w) Use or disclosure of official confidential information by public
official for personal financial gain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $500;

(x) Failure to disclose potential conflicts of interest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $500;

(y) Failure to file Financial Disclosure Statement (FDS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $30 per day;

(z) Failure to timely dispose of surplus campaign funds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50;

(aa) Failure to file additional information requested by the Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $30 per day;

(bb) Failure to disclose required information on reports and statements. . . . . . . . . . . . $30 per day;

(cc) Failure to file ANC Summary Financial Report. . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $30 per day;

(dd) Failure to register as a lobbyist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$10 per day;

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(ee) Failure to file lobbyist activity reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10 per day.

3711.3  The aggregate of the penalties imposed under the Director’s authority, pursuant to §3711.2, may not exceed five hundred dollars ($500) for each violation.

3711.4  In calculating the time period for delinquencies, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays shall not be included.

3711.5  Any fine imposed by the Director, pursuant to §3711.2, shall become effective on the sixteenth (16th) day following the issuance of a decision and order;  Provided,  that,  the respondent does not  request a hearing pursuant to §3709.12.

3711.6  The Director may modify, rescind, dismiss or suspend any fine imposed, pursuant to  §3711, for good cause shown; Provided that fines imposed for failure to file an eight (8) day pre-election report shall be mandatory, unless a written extension for filing the report, pursuant to chapter 30 of this title, has been granted by the Director.

3711.7  Fines imposed under this chapter shall be paid within ten (10) days of the effective date, at the OCF, Frank D. Reeves Municipal Building, 2000 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20009, by money order or check made payable to the DC Treasurer.

3711.8  If a party fails to pay the ordered fine, the Director may present evidence of the party’s noncompliance to the Board, in an adversary proceeding and an open hearing, pursuant to chapter 4 of this title.