Subdivision 1. Actions. This chapter and rules and orders of the commission adopted under this chapter may be enforced by any one or combination of: criminal prosecution, action to recover civil penalties, injunction, action to compel performance, and other appropriate action.
Subd. 2. Civil penalty. A person who knowingly and intentionally violates a provision of this chapter or rule or order of the commission adopted under this chapter shall forfeit and pay to the state a penalty, in an amount to be determined by the court, of at least $100 and not more than $5,000 for each day of each violation.
Subd. 3. Civil penalty for local competition violations. Notwithstanding subdivision 2, a person who knowingly and intentionally commits a violation described in section 237.462, subdivision 1, clauses (1) to (4), shall forfeit and pay to the state a penalty, in an amount to be determined by the court, of at least $100 and not more than $55,000 for each day of each violation. In determining the amount of the penalty under this subdivision, the court shall consider the factors in section 237.462, subdivision 2, paragraph (b).
Subd. 4. Civil penalty proceeds deposited in treasury. The civil penalties provided for in this section may be recovered by a civil action brought by the attorney general in the name of the state. Amounts recovered under this section must be paid into the state treasury.
* NOTE: Subdivision 3, as added by Laws 1999, chapter 224, *section 4, expires August 1, 2005. Laws 1999, chapter *224, section 7, as amended by Laws 2004, chapter 261, article 6, section *3.
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes