37-26-11. Attorney general's action for injunctive relief--Recovery of penalty for state--Maximum amount--Receivership--Disposition of civil penalties. The attorney general shall investigate violations of this chapter. If, from information in his possession there are reasonable grounds to believe that any person has violated or is about to violate any provisions of this chapter, or that any club is insolvent, the attorney general shall on behalf of the state, sue for and seek injunctive relief against any such violations or threatened violations. The attorney general shall also sue for and recover for the state, from any person who is found to have violated any provision of this chapter, a civil penalty, in an amount to be determined by the court, not in excess of twenty-five thousand dollars. If a club has failed to maintain the bond required by this chapter, or is insolvent or in imminent danger of insolvency, the attorney general shall sue for and have an order appointing a receiver for the property, assets, business and affairs of the club. All civil penalties recovered under this section shall be deposited in the general fund of the state treasury.
Source: SL 1975, ch 246, § 11; SL 1987, ch 29, § 54.
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