§ 5-65-19. Penalty for operating without a registration Failure to comply with a final order of the board Repeat offense a felony.
(a) Any person who violates a final order of the board, or fails to register as a contractor as stipulated, and upon proper written notification, is deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction, shall be imprisoned for a term not exceeding one year, or fined not more than five thousand dollars ($5,000) for a first offense and not more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000) for a second and/or subsequent offense(s) each.
(b) A final order shall be considered delivered when served to a defendant or designated agent to accept service. In addition to any sentence or fine imposed by the court under subsection (a) of this section, the court may order a defendant to comply with any outstanding final order of the board, including any monetary judgment, and/or to pay to the board any outstanding fine or fines previously imposed by the board pursuant to this chapter.
(c) If a contractor is a repeat offender with violations of three (3) or more final orders of the board with respect to three (3) separate contracts executed by three (3) separate individuals/aggrieved parties and said violations are filed within a twenty-four (24) month period, the violation shall be prosecuted as a felony and upon conviction the violator shall be subject to imprisonment for a term not to exceed five (5) years or fined not more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000).
(P.L. 1992, ch. 381, § 2; P.L. 1994, ch. 350, § 2; P.L. 1996, ch. 322, § 1; P.L. 2001, ch. 322, § 1; P.L. 2006, ch. 648, § 1; P.L. 2008, ch. 364, § 1.)