RULE 175.00.08-001 - SECTION 14 - Payment of Fines

RULE 175.00.08-001. SECTION 14 - Payment of Fines

SECTION 14 - PAYMENT OF FINES

14.1 Due Date for Payment of Fines (Accepted Offers of Settlement) Fines issued to and accepted by a permit holder or other person or entity shall be paid no later than thirty (30) days from the date the Board approves said acceptance unless other written arrangements are made and approved by the Director.

14.2 Due Date for Payment of Fines (Hearings or Defaults) Fines issued to a permit holder or other person or entity after a hearing or a finding that said permit holder or other person or entity is in default, shall be paid no later than fifteen (15) days after said permit holder's or other person or entity's time for filing an appeal to Circuit Court has run. Due date for payment of fines after an appeal is taken is thirty (30) days from the date of entry of a final order.

14.3 Penalty for Non-Payment (Permit Holders) If a permit holder fails to pay their fine when due and has either failed to file a timely appeal to Circuit Court or more than thirty (30) days has passed since the entry of a final order on appeal, the Director may immediately and without further notice temporarily suspend the permit holder's retail, vending or wholesale cigarette and tobacco permit until a hearing is held to show cause why the permit holder should not be found in contempt of the Board's Orders and their suspension continued for a period of time determined by the board, be fined up to $1000.00, have their permit suspended or revoked or any combination thereof.

14.4 Penalty for Non-Payment (Non-Permit Holders) If a person or entity other than a permit holder fails to pay their fine when due and has either failed to file a timely appeal to Circuit Court or more than thirty (30) days has passed since the entry of a final order on appeal, the Director may immediately and without further notice confiscate or seal any and all cigarettes and other tobacco products on said person or entity's business premises until a hearing is held to show cause why the person or entity should not be found in contempt of the Board's Orders and their confiscated inventory be destroyed, be fined up to $1000.00 or any combination thereof.

(2/25/2009)

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