- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 1, 2016

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia lawmaker from Savannah says he will pay a $250 fine after failing to disclose several business interests to state authorities.

The Savannah Morning News (https://bit.ly/1PkSyw9 ) reports that Rep. Ron Stephens plans to settle a complaint with the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission. The agency enforces campaign-finance and other ethics laws.

Stephens says he failed to include four businesses he has a financial interest in on disclosure forms in 2012, 2013 and 2014. Stephens says it was an oversight and he amended the forms when he realized the businesses were missing.

Commission attorney Robert Lane says board members will review the agreement with Stephens at a meeting later this month.

Stephens is a Republican from Savannah and has been in office since 1997.

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