Rep. Jim BairdJames BairdREAD: The Republicans who voted to challenge election resultsHonoring service before selfNews outlets choose their darlings, ignore others’ voicesMORE (R-Ind.) has been fined $5,000 for allegedly failing to complete a security screening prior to entering the House chamber last week, the Ethics Committee disclosed on Monday.

According to a Capitol Police memo documenting the Nov. 17 incident, Baird “walked around the magnetometer” at a security checkpoint outside the House chamber. A Capitol Police officer stated that he tried to get Baird’s attention by placing his hand on his elbow and told him he needed to go through a security screening before going on the House floor.

Baird allegedly “made eye contact” with the officer but “proceeded to enter the House floor.”

The Indiana congressman can appeal the fine within 30 days after receiving the notification from the House sergeant-at-arms, but it’s not yet clear if he will do so. A spokesperson for Baird didn’t immediately return a request for comment from The Hill.

House Democrats enacted the fines which start at $5,000 for the first offense and $10,000 for subsequent offenses to enforce compliance with the screenings established after the violent Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.

Several GOP lawmakers initially defied Capitol Police officers’ instructions and refused to go through the magnetometers prior to entering the House chamber.

While all staff and visitors must go through magnetometers before entering the Capitol and surrounding office buildings, members of Congress have traditionally been exempt from the screenings. And aside from the magnetometers currently outside the House chamber, lawmakers are otherwise still exempt from security screenings elsewhere in the Capitol complex.

But Democrats began requiring all lawmakers to undergo the screenings after Jan. 6 to enforce longstanding rules prohibiting anyone from bringing weapons into the House chamber.

Members of Congress are allowed to store guns in their offices or transport them unloaded and securely wrapped elsewhere on the Capitol grounds. Congressional staff and visitors, meanwhile, are prohibited from carrying guns in the complex at all times.

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Two Republicans who were issued fines earlier this year for failing to comply with the security screenings, Reps. Andrew Clyde (Ga.) and Louie GohmertLouis (Louie) Buller GohmertGosar faces increasing odds of censure on House floorCheney, Kinzinger signal they’d back Gosar censureGohmert considering run for Texas AGMORE (Texas), filed a lawsuit in June to challenge the constitutionality of the penalties.

Other lawmakers who have been fined over the security screenings include House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) and Reps. Hal RogersHarold (Hal) Dallas RogersGreene fined a third time for refusing to wear mask on House floorSixth House GOP lawmaker issued K metal detector fineHouse passes spending bill to boost Capitol Police and Hill staffer payMORE (R-Ky.), Virginia FoxxVirginia Ann FoxxFormer GOP Rep. Mark Walker fielding calls about dropping NC Senate bid, running for HouseOvernight Health Care Biden unveils January vaccine deadlineBiden defends COVID-19 vaccination mandate for businessesMORE (R-N.C.), Lloyd SmuckerLloyd Kenneth SmuckerSixth House GOP lawmaker issued K metal detector fineEthics panel dismisses GOP lawmaker’s ,000 metal detector fineHouse Ethics panel upholds ,000 metal detector fine against GOP lawmakerMORE (R-Pa.), Bill Huizenga (R-Mich.) and Dan CrenshawDaniel CrenshawOvernight Energy & Environment Presented by The American Petroleum Institute US joins pledge to end overseas fossil fundingGOP lawmakers prepare for Glasgow tripAmerica last: Biden goes full Oprah, considers 0K payments to illegal migrants separated at borderMORE (R-Texas). But many of those lawmakers managed to successfully appeal the fines.

The House Ethics Committee ultimately agreed to dismiss the fines against Clyburn, Rogers, Huizenga, Crenshaw and Foxx. But it has upheld the ones against Gohmert, Clyde and Smucker.

Democrats have also established fines to enforce rules requiring lawmakers to wear masks on the House floor during the COVID-19 pandemic. Those fines start at $500 for the first offense and $2,500 for subsequent offenses.

Several House GOP lawmakers have been fined for not wearing a mask, including a group that staged a protest during the brief period over the summer when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention initially said that people vaccinated against COVID-19 could forgo facial coverings.

But two Republicans have been racking up hefty fines for repeatedly defying the mask requirement.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor GreeneMarjorie Taylor GreeneGOP efforts to downplay danger of Capitol riot increaseThe Memo: What now for anti-Trump Republicans?Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene says she’s meeting with Trump ‘soon’ in FloridaMORE (R-Ga.) told The Hill last week that she has reached at least $63,000 in mask fines. That amount is reflective of fines issued through early November.

Greene, who has been briefly suspended from Twitter for promoting misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines, also said that she is not vaccinated against the virus.

Clyde, meanwhile, has accumulated at least $15,500 in mask fines.