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2016 Florida Statutes

F.S. 570.971
570.971 Penalties; administrative and civil.
(1) The department or enforcing authority may impose the following fine amount for the class category specified in the chapter or section of law violated:
(a) Class I.For each violation in the Class I category, a fine not to exceed $1,000 may be imposed.
(b) Class II.For each violation in the Class II category, a fine not to exceed $5,000 may be imposed.
(c) Class III.For each violation in the Class III category, a fine not to exceed $10,000 may be imposed.
(d) Class IV.For each violation in the Class IV category, a fine of $10,000 or more may be imposed.
(2)(a) This section does not supersede a chapter or section of law or rule that limits the total fine amount that may be imposed for a violation.
(b) The class categories under this section also apply to penalties provided by rule.
(c) The penalties under this section are in addition to any other remedy provided by law.
(3) A person who violates this chapter or any rule adopted under this chapter is subject to an administrative or civil fine in the Class II category in addition to any other penalty provided by law.
(4) The department may refuse to issue or renew any license, permit, authorization, certificate, or registration to a person who has not satisfied a penalty imposed by the department.
(5) The department may adopt rules to implement this section or any section that references this section.
History.s. 116, ch. 2014-150.