[6D-12] Criminal penalties. (a) In addition to any other penalties, any person who intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly violates this chapter, any rule adopted pursuant to this chapter, or the terms and conditions of any permit issued in accordance with this chapter shall be guilty of a petty misdemeanor and shall be fined not less than:

(1) $1,000 for a first offense; and

(2) $1,500 for any subsequent offense.

(b) Intentional, knowing, or reckless damage, destruction, removal, taking, sale, or illegal possession of each specimen of cave resource shall be subject to a fine of not less than:

(1) $1,000 for a first offense; and

(2) $1,500 for any subsequent offense.

Each day of continued violation under this chapter shall constitute a distinct and separate offense for which the violator may be punished. Equipment used by the violator in the course or furtherance of the violation shall be subject to seizure and disposition by the State without compensation to its owner or owners. Penalties under this section shall not limit the imposition of penalties pursuant to chapter 6E.

(c) The fines specified in this section shall not be suspended or waived. [L 2002, c 241, pt of 2]

 

 

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