116C.835 ENFORCEMENT OF COMPACT AND LAWS.
Subdivision 1. Criminal penalties.
Any person who willfully or negligently violates any
provision of the compact upon conviction is guilty of a misdemeanor, and is subject to a fine of
not more than $2,500 in the event of a willful violation or not more than $300 in the event of a
negligent violation. A second conviction of the same provision after a first conviction is punishable
by a fine of not more than $50,000, or by imprisonment for not more than two years, or both.
Any person who knowingly fails to provide information requested under section
or who knowingly makes any false statement, representation, or certification of any information
requested under section
is subject to a fine of not more than $20,000, or imprisonment
for not more than six months, or both.
Subd. 2. Civil penalties.
Any person who violates any provision of the compact or of section
shall forfeit and pay to the state a penalty, in an amount to be determined
by the court, of not more than $10,000 per day of violation. The civil penalties provided in this
subdivision may be recovered by a civil action brought by the attorney general in the name of
Subd. 3. Injunction.
Any violation of the provisions of the compact may be enjoined as
provided by law in an action, in the name of the state, brought by the attorney general.
Subd. 4. Action to compel performance.
In any action to compel performance of an
obligation created by the compact the court may require any person who is adjudged responsible
to do and perform any and all acts and things within that person's power which are reasonably
necessary to fulfill the obligation.
Subd. 5. Recovery of litigation costs and expenses.
In any action brought by the attorney
general, in the name of the state for civil penalties, injunctive relief, or in an action to compel
compliance, if the state prevails and if the violation was willful, the state, in addition to other
penalties provided in this section, may be allowed an amount determined by the court to be the
reasonable value of all or a part of the litigation expenses incurred by the state. All amounts
recovered by the state under the provisions of subdivisions 1 to 5 shall be deposited in the general
Subd. 6. Effect on state.
Nothing in this section shall be construed to permit any action or
remedy against the state for violation of any provision of the compact. The sole remedies for such
a violation are those provided in the compact.
History: 1983 c 353 s 5; 1984 c 628 art 3 s 11; 1986 c 444; 1996 c 428 s 7