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     49-31-38.1.   Intentional violation of provision of chapters 49-1A, 49-13, and 49-31 and of order, rule, or regulation of commission--Civil fine. Except as otherwise specifically provided, any person who intentionally does or causes to be done, or intentionally permits or omits to be done, any act, matter or thing prohibited, required, or declared to be unlawful in chapters 49-1A, 49-13, and this chapter, or intentionally violates, or refuses to comply with any lawful order, rule, or regulation of the commission, is punishable, after notice and opportunity for hearing, by a civil fine of not less than five hundred nor more than five thousand dollars for each offense.

Source: SDC 1939, § 52.9909; SDCL, § 49-3-29; SL 1983, ch. 15, § 97; SL 1983, ch 331, § 8; SL 1987, ch 345, § 74; SL 1992, ch 328, § 30; SL 2004, ch 283, § 2.

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