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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Chapter 368
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F.S. 368.061
368.061 Penalty.
(1) Any person who violates any provision of this part, or any regulation issued hereunder, shall be subject to a civil penalty not to exceed $25,000 for each violation for each day that such violation persists, except that the maximum civil penalty shall not exceed $500,000 for any related series of violations.
(2) Any such civil penalty may be compromised by the commissioners. In determining the amount of such penalty or the amount agreed upon in compromise, the appropriateness of such 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 a violation shall be considered. Each penalty shall be a lien upon the real and personal property of said persons and enforceable by the commission as statutory liens under chapter 85, the proceeds of which shall be deposited in the general revenue fund of the state.
(3) The commissioners may, at their discretion, cause to be instituted in any court of competent jurisdiction in this state proceedings for injunction against any person subject to the provisions of this part to compel the observance of the provisions of this part or any rule, regulation or requirement of the commission made thereunder.
History.s. 2, ch. 69-248; s. 13, ch. 93-35; s. 149, ch. 99-13.