Terri Herring is a mother of three who lives in Ridgeland. She is the national director for the Pro-Life America Network.
For at least 27 years, she has lobbied on behalf of pro-life issues in the Mississippi Legislature, as she stated in a http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/clinic/interviews/herring.html">2005 interview with "Frontline," a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) series.
She's also Gov. Phil Bryant's latest pick for the Mississippi Board of Public Health, which is responsible for setting health policy in the state.
Terri Herring also identifies herself as a pro-life lobbyist on her Twitter feed (@Terri_Herring). A quick search on the secretary of state's website turned up only one lobbyist registration form, filed March 13, 2013, and no other reports. A search on previous years produced no results.
According to state law (which is printed on the form):
Miss.Code Ann.,§ 585 (1) (1972) states every lobbyist registration shall be filled with the Secretary of State within five (5) calendar days after becoming a lobbyist, becoming a lobbyist's client or beginning to lobby for a new client."
Miss.Code Ann., § 5817 (1)(b) (1972) states beginning with the tenth (10) day after which any report is due, "the Secretary of State shall assess the delinquent lobbyist and delinquent lobbyist's client a civil penalty of Fifty Dollars ($50.00) per day and part of any day until a valid report is delivered to the Secretary of State, up to a maximum of ten (10) days.
Miss.Code Ann., § 5821 (1972) provides a conviction for violation of the lobbying law, for the first offense, carries a penalty of a maximum of six (6) months in jail and a fine of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000); and for subsequent offenses a maximum of three(3) years in the penitentiary and a fine of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000).
We'll be following up. Stay turned.