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      RS 40:1664.14     


§1664.14.  Penalties

A.(1)  In addition to or in lieu of administrative sanctions provided in this Subpart, the state fire marshal is empowered to issue an order to any person or firm engaged in any activity, conduct, or practice constituting a violation of any provision of this Subpart, directing such person or firm to cease and desist from such activity, conduct, or practice.  Such order shall be issued in the name of the state of Louisiana under the official seal of the state fire marshal.

(2)  If the person or firm to whom the state fire marshal directs a cease and desist order does not cease and desist the prohibited activity, conduct, or practice immediately after service of such cease and desist order by certified mail or personal service, the state fire marshal may seek, in any court of competent jurisdiction and proper venue, a writ of injunction enjoining such person or firm from engaging in any activity, conduct, or practice prohibited by this Subpart.

(3)  Upon a proper showing by the state fire marshal that such person or firm has engaged in any activity, conduct, or practice prohibited by this Subpart, the court shall issue a temporary restraining order restraining the person or firm from engaging in unlawful activity, conduct, or practices pending the hearing on a preliminary injunction, and in due course a permanent injunction shall be issued after a hearing, commanding the cessation of the unlawful activity, conduct, or practices.

(4)  A temporary restraining order, preliminary injunction, or permanent injunction issued under this Subpart shall not be subject to being released upon bond.

(5)  In the suit for an injunction, the state fire marshal may demand of the defendant a penalty of fifty dollars per day for each violation, reasonable attorney fees, and court costs.  Judgment for penalty, attorney fees, and court costs may be rendered in the same judgment in which the injunction is made absolute.

B.  If the state fire marshal finds that any person or firm has violated any provision of this Subpart or any regulation, rule, or order issued hereunder, he may impose upon that person or firm a fine in an amount not to exceed five thousand dollars for each violation.

C.  Procedures for the imposition of fines and appeals of such fines shall be governed by the Administrative Procedure Act.

Acts 2006, No. 307, §2, eff. Jan. 1, 2007; Acts 2010, No. 984, §1.

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