189-4 Penalties. (a) Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter for which a penalty is not otherwise provided, or any rule of the department adopted thereunder, shall be guilty of a petty misdemeanor and punishable as provided in subsection (b); provided that in the case of a corporation violating any of the provisions only the fine shall be imposed, but any officer of the corporation who wilfully procures or permits the violation of the provisions by the corporation shall be punishable as in the case of an individual violating the same.

(b) The punishment, in addition to any other penalties, shall be a fine of not less than:

(1) $250 for a first offense;

(2) $500 for a second offense;

(3) $1,000 for a third or subsequent offense.

(c) The fines specified in this section shall not be suspended or waived. [L 1929, c 187, 5; RL 1935, 334; RL 1945, 1259; am L 1947, c 39, 5; am L 1949, c 272, 5; am L 1955, c 96, 5; RL 1955, 21-114; HRS 189-4; am L 1981, c 85, 81; am L 1999, c 195, 7]


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