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Bill Number: 3520 Ratification Number: 351 Act Number 330 Introducing Body: House Subject: Civil penalty - failure to file ethics statement
(A330, R351, H3520)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 8-13-1015 SO AS TO PROVIDE A CIVIL PENALTY FOR FAILURE TO FILE OR TO FILE LATE A STATEMENT REQUIRED BY CHAPTER 13 OF TITLE 8 RELATING TO ETHICS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Civil penalty - failure to file ethics statement
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 8-13-1015. In addition to any other penalty provided in this chapter, a person who files a required statement late or fails to file a required statement may be assessed a civil penalty by the appropriate supervisory office as follows:
(1) a fine of fifty dollars if not filed within ten days after the established deadline provided in this chapter; and
(2) a fine of ten dollars a day for each additional calendar day in which the required statement is not filed, not to exceed a total fine of two hundred fifty dollars.
The fine may not be enforced by the appropriate supervisory office if it is determined that the late filing was not wilful and that enforcement of the fine does not further the purposes of the chapter. No liability is waived if the required statement is not filed at the established deadline after receiving written notification of the filing requirement from the supervisory office. The proceeds of the penalty must be deposited in the General Fund of the State."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 20th day of February, 1990.