2014 Arkansas Code
Title 14 - Local Government
Subtitle 16 - Public Health And Welfare Generally
Chapter 262 - Local Health Authorities
§ 14-262-101 - Penalties.

AR Code § 14-262-101 (2014) What's This?

(a) Every firm, person, or corporation violating any of the provisions of this chapter, or any of the orders, rules, or regulations made and promulgated in pursuance hereof, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine of not less than one hundred dollars ($100) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500) or by imprisonment not exceeding one (1) month, or both. Each day of violation shall constitute a separate offense.

(b) (1) Every firm, person, or corporation who violates any of the rules or regulations issued or promulgated by the board, or who violates any condition of a license, permit, certificate or any other type of registration issued by the State Board of Health may be assessed a civil penalty by the board. The penalty shall not exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000) for each violation. Each day of a continuing violation may be deemed a separate violation for purposes of penalty assessments. However, no civil penalty may be assessed until the person charged with the violation has been given the opportunity for a hearing on the violation.

(2) All fines collected under this subsection shall be deposited in the State Treasury and credited to the Public Health Fund to be used to defray the costs of administering this section.

(3) Subject to such rules and regulations as may be implemented by the Chief Fiscal Officer of the State, the disbursing officer for the Department of Health is authorized to transfer all unexpended funds relative to fines collected under this subsection, as certified by the Chief Fiscal Officer of the State, to be carried forward and made available for expenditures for the same purpose for any following fiscal year.

(4) All rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to this subsection shall be reviewed by the House and Senate Interim Committees on Public Health, Welfare, and Labor or appropriate subcommittees thereof.

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