§576D-17  Violations; penalties.  (a)  Unless otherwise provided, any person or entity in the State including for-profit, nonprofit, and labor organizations, and any agency, board, commission, authority, court, or committee of the State or its political subdivisions that knowingly, intentionally, or wilfully violates any section of this chapter or any request of the agency pursuant to this chapter shall be guilty of a petty misdemeanor.

     (b)  The agency may establish, through administrative rules, a system of fines for failure to promptly respond to the agency's request for information, which may be levied without the necessity of a court order. [L 1997, c 293, pt of §6; am L 2002, c 84, §4]