§ 5-70-22 Authority of director to assess penalty. (a) The director may assess an administrative penalty on any person, firm or corporation for any violation of the provisions of this chapter, after notice and hearing, before and upon the recommendation of the board of examination of telecommunication system contractors, technicians and installers in the amount of not more than five hundred dollars ($500) for the first offense and not less than five hundred dollars ($500) nor more than one thousand dollars ($1000) for each subsequent offense; provided, that the director of labor and training may revoke any telecommunication license for a failure to pay any fine recommended by the board and approved by the director of labor and training within thirty (30) days.
(b) A copy of the order shall be immediately served upon the
licensee personally or by registered or certified mail. The order of the board
shall be final unless the licensee so charged or complainant shall within
twenty (20) days after receipt of the order file with the director of labor and
training an appeal. The appeal will be determined by the director or his or her
designee. The director may accept or reject, in whole or in part, the
recommended order of the board. The order of the director shall be final,
subject to review by the courts under the Administrative Procedures Act,
chapter 35 of title 42, and a copy of the order shall be immediately served
upon the person, firm or corporation assessed.
(P.L. 1997, ch. 340, § 2; P.L. 1999, ch. 175, § 1.)