Section 5-19A-17

Penalties for willful violation of chapter or for false entry in required records; compliance enforced by supervisor; order requiring person to refrain from violation.

(a) In addition to any other penalty which may be applicable, any licensee who willfully violates this chapter or who willfully makes a false entry in any record specifically required by this chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine not in excess of $1,000.00 per violation or false entry.

(b) Compliance with this chapter shall be enforced by the supervisor who may exercise any authority conferred by law.

(c) When the supervisor has reasonable cause to believe that a person is violating this chapter, the supervisor, in addition to and without prejudice to the authority provided elsewhere in this chapter, may enter an order requiring the person to stop or to refrain from the violation. The supervisor may sue in any circuit court of the state having jurisdiction and venue to enjoin the person from engaging in, continuing the violation, or from doing any act in furtherance of the violation. In an action, the court may enter an order or judgment awarding a preliminary or permanent injunction.

(Acts 1992, No. 92-597, p. 1227, §17.)