(a) Beginning with the effective date of a lobbying registration and extending through
the ending date of the registration period, a lobbyist who lobbies a local official,
or a person acting on behalf of the lobbyist, may not:
(1) solicit or transmit directly or indirectly a contribution from any person, including
a political committee, for the benefit of a local official or candidate;
(2) serve on a fund-raising committee of, or a political committee for the benefit
of, a local official or candidate; or
(3) act as a treasurer or chair of a political committee for the benefit of a local
official or candidate.
(b) This part may not be construed to prohibit a lobbyist from:
(1) making a personal contribution within the limitations established under the Election
Law Article; or
(2) informing the lobbyist's employer or others of the positions taken by a particular
(c)(1) A person who knowingly and willfully violates this part is guilty of a misdemeanor
and on conviction is subject to a fine not exceeding $1,000 or imprisonment not exceeding
1 year or both.
(2) If the person is a business entity and not a natural person, each officer and
partner of the business entity who knowingly authorized or participated in the violation
is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to the same penalties as the
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