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      RS 3:47     


§47. Penalties

            A. If the commissioner determines that a violation of the provisions of this Chapter or of the rules and regulations adopted pursuant to the provisions of this Chapter has occurred, an adjudicatory hearing shall be held to make a determination with respect to the suspected violation.

            B. The commissioner shall give written notice to the alleged violator, which shall comply with the requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act, at least five days prior to the date set for such adjudicatory hearing.

            C. The commissioner shall designate a hearing officer to preside at all adjudicatory proceedings.

            D. At any such adjudicatory hearing, the alleged violator shall be accorded all of the rights set forth in the Administrative Procedure Act.

            E. Whenever the commissioner makes a determination from the proceedings of the adjudicatory hearing that a violation of this Chapter or these regulations has occurred, the commissioner may impose a civil penalty not to exceed five hundred dollars for each violation. Civil penalties shall be imposed only on the basis of an adjudication of violations pursuant to an adjudicatory hearing held in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act.

            F. Each separate day on which a violation occurs shall be considered a separate violation.

            Acts 2015, No. 166, §1, eff. June 23, 2015.

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