§ 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 and licensing of telecommunications 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 ($1,000) 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. Each individual person acting in violation of the provisions of this chapter shall constitute a separate offense to any person, firm, or corporation assessed a penalty under this section.
(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; P.L. 2017, ch. 407, § 4; P.L. 2017, ch. 432, § 4.)