LITTLE ROCK — A Democratic state legislator who had Republican allegations of campaign finance violations against him dismissed was cautioned and fined for unrelated missteps, the state ethics director said Monday.

LITTLE ROCK — A Democratic state legislator who had Republican allegations of campaign finance violations against him dismissed was cautioned and fined for unrelated missteps, the state ethics director said Monday.

Rep. Barry Hyde of North Little Rock signed a “written offer of settlement” Friday acknowledging three violations, including:

• Failure to timely report expenditures made for the unpaid campaign expenses remaining after the election on the final campaign contribution and expenditure report for the 2010 general election.

• Failure to make a timely disposition of surplus campaign funds for the 2010 general election.

• Failure to timely report on the final 2010 campaign and expenditure report the methods by which the surplus campaign funds were disposed.

The state Ethics Commission issued Hyde a letter of caution and fined him $150, Graham Sloan, the agency’s executive director, said Monday.

Linda Napper, owner of Campo Inc., the consulting firm hired to file Hyde’s campaign reports, said she deeply regretted the errors.

“We have paid the late charges and have filed amended returns to correct the errors,” Napper said in a news release issued by Hyde.

Sloan said the commission’s actions resolved Hyde’s case, which began with allegations made by the Republican Party of Arkansas that Hyde improperly used campaign carryover funds and failed to disclose campaign spending during the 2010 election.

Sloan said Monday those allegations were without basis.

“The violations that were found weren’t really the substance of the original complaint,” Sloan said.

State GOP Chairman Doyle Webb said he was pleased the party’s complaint “forced Mr. Hyde to make the appropriate disclosures, which he may not have done otherwise.”

Hyde, who is term-limited, is seeking the state Senate District 34 seat. State Rep. Jane English, R-Sherwood, has also announced her candidacy for the Senate District 34 seat.