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(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).