§ 20-1207.  Penalties.
   (1)   Penalties for Violations.
      (a)   A person who violates this Chapter shall be subject to a civil penalty of up to two thousand dollars ($2,000).
      (b)   Notwithstanding subsection (a), above, failure to register or report as required by this Chapter is subject to a civil penalty not exceeding two hundred fifty dollars ($250) for each late day, provided that the total fines that may be imposed for failure to file a particular registration or report shall not exceed two thousand dollars ($2,000).
      (c)   In addition to any penalties imposed under this Chapter, the Board may prohibit a person from lobbying for economic consideration for up to five years for intentional violations of this Chapter. The Board shall not impose the prohibition under this subsection, subsection 20-1207(1)(c), unless the person has been afforded the opportunity for a hearing.
      (d)   The Board shall notify the Disciplinary Board of any lobbyist or principal who is an attorney at law against whom a civil penalty is imposed.
   (2)   Affirmative Defense. Any of the following is an affirmative defense to an action brought under this Chapter:
      (a)   The respondent relied on an advisory opinion issued to the respondent by the Board pursuant to subsection 20-1206(1).
      (b)   The respondent reasonably relied on notice under subsection 20-1203(2)(f).