Ethics commission fines man for failing to register a lobbyist

4 years 6 months 4 weeks ago Friday, September 11 2015 Sep 11, 2015 Friday, September 11, 2015 5:49:00 PM CDT September 11, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - The Missouri Ethics Commission has fined a man $1,000 for failing to register as a lobbyist.

The commission issued the order Friday against Ron Calzone, claiming he acted to influence legislation without registering. Calzone is a director of Missouri First, which He describes as a think tank promoting limited government. The order notes Calzone told an investigator he lobbies but doesn't fall under the definition of a legislative lobbyist.

Lobbyists in Missouri must pay a $10 registration fee and file regular reports about spending for lawmakers and other lobbying activities.

Calzone said he plans to appeal the ethics commission order in court. He said the order could be used to discourage citizen activists from speaking for or against legislation, and he said he never was designated as Missouri First's lobbyist.

 

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