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§24B-4-6. Penalties.
(a) Any person who violates any provision of this chapter or any valid regulation or order issued thereunder, shall be subject to a civil penalty to be imposed by the commission of not to exceed one thousand dollars for each violation for each day that the violation persists: Provided, That the maximum civil penalty shall not exceed two hundred thousand dollars for any related series of violations.

(b) Any civil penalty may be compromised by the commission. In determining the amount of penalty, or the amount agreed upon in compromise, the appropriateness of the penalty to the size of the business of the person charged, the gravity of the violation, and the good faith of the person charged in attempting to achieve compliance, after notification of the violation, shall be considered. The amount of the penalty, when finally determined, or the amount agreed upon in compromise, may be deducted from any sums owing by the state to the person charged or may be recovered in a civil action in the state courts.

(c) Civil penalties collected under this section shall be paid into the state treasury.