49-31-94 Penalties for violation--Disposition of fines collected.
Penalties for violation--Disposition of fines collected.
Any person who violates
§§ 49-31-89 to 49-31-97, inclusive, or any rules promulgated pursuant to §§ 49-31-89 to 49-31-97,
inclusive, is subject to a civil penalty to be imposed by the commission, after notice and opportunity
for hearing. The commission may impose a civil fine of not more than twenty thousand dollars for
each offense. In determining the amount of the penalty upon finding a violation, or the amount of
the compromise settlement, the commission shall consider the appropriateness of the penalty to the
size of the business of the person charged, prior offenses and compliance history, the good faith of
the person charged in attempting to achieve compliance, and such other matters as justice may
require. All penalties collected pursuant to this section shall be deposited in the state treasury. In
addition to assessing a civil penalty for a violation of §§ 49-31-89 to 49-31-97, inclusive, the
commission may revoke or suspend a telecommunications company's certificate of authority for
Source: SL 1999, ch 227, § 6.