36-33-41 . Enforcement of chapter.

The board may use board staff or employ or contract with an agent or investigator to assist in the enforcement of the provisions of this chapter, or any rule promulgated under this chapter. If it appears to the board that a person is violating any provisions of this chapter or any rule promulgated under this chapter, the board may, in the board's name or in the name of the state, in the circuit court in any county in which jurisdiction is proper, bring an action to enjoin the act, practice, or violation and to enforce compliance with the provisions of this chapter, or any rule promulgated under this chapter, as an alternative to criminal proceedings. Criminal proceedings shall be prosecuted by the Office of the Attorney General or by a person designated by the attorney general and retained by the board as provided in this chapter.

Source: SL 2020, ch 166, ยง 8.