320.698 Civil fines; procedure.—In addition to the exercise of other powers under ss. 320.60-320.70, the department is authorized to assess, impose, levy, and collect by legal process civil fines against licensees as follows:
(1) The department may fine any licensee who refuses to furnish all information required under s. 320.63, furnishes erroneous information, or fails to notify the department of any revisions or changes in information as they occur a sum not exceeding $1,000, and such fine may be levied for each and every such violation.
(2) The department may fine any licensee a sum not exceeding $5,000 when such licensee, or an agent or employee thereof, is adjudged by the department to be guilty of a violation of s. 320.64, and the fine may be levied for each and every such violation.
(3) Any licensee shall be entitled to a hearing pursuant to chapter 120 should said licensee wish to contest the fine levied, or about to be levied, upon the licensee.
(4) The department may waive or suspend any fine authorized hereunder upon a showing of good cause by the licensee for failure to comply with ss. 320.60-320.70.
History.—s. 18, ch. 70-424; s. 1, ch. 70-439; s. 3, ch. 76-168; s. 1, ch. 77-457; s. 20, ch. 78-95; ss. 16, 17, ch. 80-217; ss. 2, 3, ch. 81-318; ss. 20, 21, ch. 88-395; s. 4, ch. 91-429.