adam_hasner.jpgALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) _ Former state Rep. Adam Hasner, now a candidate for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination, admits violating Florida's financial disclosure law.



Hasner acknowledges missing a deadline for filing his final disclosure after leaving the House last year.

The admission is in a stipulation signed by Hasner and released Thursday by the Florida Ethics Commission.

It calls only for issuing a public report as the commission has no authority to penalize lawmakers.

Both House and Senate have admonished but not fined past violators.

The commission will decide whether to accept the agreement at a Sept. 9 meeting.

An investigative report says a form mailed to Hasner's valid address was returned marked “Unclaimed-Unable to Forward.''

Hasner, though, acknowledged he didn't read instructions about filing a final report he had received with previous forms.