2019 Alaska Statutes
Title 45. Trade and Commerce
Chapter 55. Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act Corporations Proxy Solicitations and Stock
Sec. 45.55.920. Orders, injunctions, and civil penalties.

Universal Citation: AK Stat § 45.55.920 (2019)

(a) If it appears to the administrator that a person has engaged or is about to engage in an act or practice in violation of a provision of this chapter or regulation or order under this chapter, the administrator may

(1) in the public interest issue an order

(A) directing the person to cease and desist from continuing the act or practice;

(B) directing the person, for a period not to exceed three years, to file the annual reports, proxies, consents or authorizations, proxy statements, or other materials relating to proxy solicitations required under AS 45.55.139 with the administrator for examination and review 10 working days before a distribution to shareholders; and

(C) voiding the proxies obtained by a person required to file under AS 45.55.139, including their future exercise or actions resulting from their past exercise, if the proxies were solicited by means of an untrue or misleading statement prohibited under AS 45.55.160; or

(2) bring an action in the superior court to enjoin the acts or practices and to enforce compliance with this chapter or regulation or order under this chapter, and upon a proper showing, the appropriate remedy must be granted and a receiver or conservator may be appointed for the defendant or the defendant's assets; the court may not require the administrator to post a bond.

(b) The administrator may issue an order against a person who knowingly violates this chapter or a regulation or order of the administrator under this chapter, imposing a civil penalty of not more than $2,500 for a single violation, or not more than $25,000 for multiple violations, in a single proceeding or a series of related proceedings.

(c) For violations not covered by (b) of this section, the administrator may issue an order against a person who violates this chapter or a regulation or order of the administrator under this chapter, imposing a civil penalty of not more than $500 for a single violation, or not more than $5,000 for multiple violations, in a single proceeding or a series of related proceedings.

(d) Before issuing an order under (a)(1), (b), or (c) of this section, the administrator shall give reasonable notice of and an opportunity for a hearing. However, the administrator may issue a temporary order under (a)(1) of this section pending the hearing, which remains in effect until 10 days after the hearing is held and which becomes final if the person to whom notice is addressed does not request a hearing within 15 days after the receipt of notice.

(e) After an order issued by the administrator under (b) or (c) of this section becomes final and all rights of appeal are exhausted, the administrator may petition the superior court to enter a judgment against a person who is a respondent in the order for the amount of the civil penalty levied against the person. Subject to AS 44.62.570, the filing of the petition for a judgment does not reopen the final order to further substantive review unless the court orders otherwise. A judgment entered under this subsection may be executed on and levied under in the manner provided in AS 09.35.

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