2009 New Jersey Code
TITLE 13 - CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT--PARKS AND RESERVATIONS
13:1E
13:1E-9.4 - Penalties 

13:1E-9.4.   Penalties      3.  a.  Any person who violates the provisions of subsection a. or b. of section 2 of P.L.1989, c.118 (C.13:1E-9.3) commits a disorderly persons offense. 

   b.   Any person convicted of a violation of the provisions of subsection a. or b. of section 2 of P.L.1989, c.118 (C.13:1E-9.3) is subject to a fine of not less than $2,500.00 for a first offense, not more than $5,000.00 for a second offense and not more than $10,000.00 for a third and every subsequent offense. Each day during which the violation continues constitutes an additional, separate and distinct offense. 

   c.   If a person is convicted of a violation of the provisions of subsection a. or b. of section 2 of P.L.1989, c.118 (C.13:1E-9.3), the court shall, in addition to the penalties provided under subsection b. of this section, require the person to perform community service for a term of not more than 90 days, and the person shall forthwith forfeit his right to operate a motor vehicle over the highways of this State for a period of not less than six months nor more than one year. 

   d.   All conveyances used or intended for use in the unlawful transportation or disposal of solid waste in violation of the provisions of subsection a. or b. of section 2 of P.L.1989, c.118 (C.13:1E-9.3) are subject to forfeiture to the State pursuant to the provisions of P.L.1981, c.387 (C.13:1K-1 et seq.). 

   e.   The provisions of P.L.1981, c.387 (C.13:1K-1 et seq.) or any other law to the contrary notwithstanding, whenever a conveyance is forfeited to the State pursuant to subsection d. of this section, the proceeds from the disposal and sale of such conveyance shall be remitted to the chief financial officer of the municipality wherein the violation occurred, to be used by the municipality to help finance enforcement activities undertaken pursuant to section 13 of P.L.1970, c.40 (C.48:13A-12) or section 2 of P.L.1989, c.118 (C.13:1E-9.3). 

   f.   A person convicted of a violation of the provisions of subsection c. of section 2 of P.L.1989, c.118 (C.13:1E-9.3) shall be liable to the railroad company in the amount of three times the damages caused directly or indirectly by the unlawful disposal together with three times the costs associated with the cleanup of the real property upon which the violation occurred, including, but not limited to, all attorneys' fees and costs which the railroad company may reasonably expend in a civil suit brought in a court of competent jurisdiction to collect the sums imposed by this subsection. In any such suit, a final judgment of conviction shall be admissible as conclusive proof that the person violated the provisions of subsection c. of section 2 of P.L.1989, c.118 (C.13:1E-9.3). 

   L.1989,c.118,s.3; amended 1995,c.11,s.2. 
 

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