§ 63.1. Commission referrals.
(a) If the Commission has reason to believe that an intentional violation of the act has been committed, it will refer all relevant documents and other information to the Office of Attorney General and, if the lobbyist or principal is an attorney at law, to the Board.
(b) The Commission may refer any alleged violation of section 13A07(f) of the act (relating to prohibited activities) to the Office of Attorney General for both investigation and prosecution.
(c) The Commission will refer any alleged violation of section 13A07(d) or (f) of the act to the Board if the subject of the alleged violation is an attorney at law.
(d) Under section 13A09(b) of the act (relating to penalties) and § 63.4(16) (relating to noninvestigative process for late or deficient filings), if the Commission finds that a failure to register or report was intentional, it will refer the matter to the Attorney General for investigation and prosecution and, if the person is an attorney at law, to the Board.
(e) Nothing contained in the act or this part will prohibit the Office of Attorney General from independently initiating an investigation or prosecution under the act pursuant to its authority by law, and the Office of Attorney General need not await a referral from the Commission before initiating such an investigation or prosecution.
(f) Nothing contained in the act or this part will restrict the Boards authority to discipline an attorney-at-law who is acting as a lobbyist or principal.
(g) Except for a matter under section 13A07(d)(8) of the act, a referral by the Commission or the Office of Attorney General to the Board will not preclude the referring agency from also conducting its own enforcement proceeding under the act.
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