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182.667 Criminal penalties.

Subdivision 1. Whoever knowingly makes any false statement, representation, or certification in any application, record, report, plan, or other document filed or required to be maintained pursuant to this chapter shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a gross misdemeanor and be punished by a fine of not more than $20,000, or by imprisonment for not more than six months, or by both.

Subd. 2. Any employer who willfully or repeatedly violates the requirements of section 182.653, any safety and health standard promulgated under this chapter, any existing rule promulgated by the department, may be punished by a fine of not more than $70,000 or by imprisonment for not more than six months or by both; except, that if the conviction is for a violation committed after a first conviction of such person, punishment shall be a fine of not more than $100,000 or by imprisonment for not more than one year, or by both.

Subd. 3. Any person who gives advance notice of any inspection to be conducted under the authority of this chapter, without the consent of the commissioner or designees shall, upon conviction, be assessed a fine of up to $3,000 or by imprisonment for not more than six months or by both.

HIST: 1973 c 732 s 18; 1983 c 216 art 1 s 88; 1983 c 316 s 29; 1984 c 628 art 3 s 11; 1985 c 248 s 70; 1986 c 444; 2003 c 128 art 11 s 10