Written by The Business Journal Staff
(AP) – California’s campaign finance watchdog is issuing a fine to ride-sharing service Lyft for repeatedly breaking state campaign finance disclosure laws over the last three years.
Lyft has agreed to pay the state $6,000 to settle a case of what the Fair Political Practices Commission characterized Monday as unintentionally overdue paperwork from a first-time lobbyist.
The agency is penalizing Lyft for missing three deadlines to report lobbying activity from 2013 to 2015.
The late reports included a total of about $220,000 in attorney time and expenses to solicit votes on bills attempting to regulate transportation.
The FPPC absolved Lyft for missing its first lobbying report deadline by a year-and-a-half.
Disclosure was required after the company hired Capitol lobbyists, but the reporting period ended before those lobbyists started working for Lyft.