Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015

21.

Fixed payments

21. (1) Where a person commits an offence under section 20(1) , the Commission may serve a notice (in this section referred to as a “fixed payment notice”) on the person.

(2) The fixed payment notice shall—

(a) be in the prescribed form,

(b) state that the person is alleged to have committed an offence under section 20(1) ,

(c) state that the person is not obliged to pay the fixed payment,

(d) state that, if the fixed payment is paid to the Commission by the date specified in it, a prosecution in respect of the offence under section 20(1) will not be initiated, and

(e) contain details of how the fixed payment is to be paid.

(3) The fixed payment notice shall be served on the person by delivering it to the person or by leaving it at, or posting it to, the address (or principal address) at which the person carries on business or (if there is no such address) the address at which the person ordinarily resides (as shown on the Register).

(4) The fixed payment is €200.

(5) No prosecution in respect of the offence under section 20(1) shall be initiated against the person—

(a) until after the date specified in the fixed payment notice as that by which the fixed payment is to be paid, or

(b) at all, if the fixed payment is paid to the Commission before that date.

(6) The amount of any fixed payment received by the Commission under this section shall be paid into or disposed of for the benefit of the Exchequer as the Minister directs.

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Power pursuant to section exercised (1.01.2017) by Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015 (Fixed Payment Notice) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 361 of 2016), in effect as per reg. 2.