(b) Any person continuing to engage in fire protection work after the issuance of a citation is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, is subject to the following penalties:
(1) For the first offense, a fine of not less than two hundred dollars nor more than one thousand dollars;
(2) For the second offense, a fine of not less than five hundred dollars nor more than two thousand dollars, or confinement in jail for not more than six months, or both;
(3) For the third and subsequent offenses, a fine of not less than one thousand dollars nor more than five thousand dollars, and confinement in jail for not less than thirty days nor more than one year.
(c) A separate offense means each day, after official notice is given, that a person performs fire protection work that is unlawful or is not in compliance with the provisions of this article.
(d) The State Fire Marshal may institute proceedings in the circuit court of the county where the alleged violation of the provisions of this article occurred or are now occurring to enjoin any violation of any provision of this article. A circuit court by injunction may compel compliance with the provisions of this article, with the lawful orders of the State Fire Marshal and with any final decision of the State Fire Marshal. The State Fire Marshal shall be represented in all such proceedings by the Attorney General or his or her assistants.
(e) Any person adversely affected by an action of the State Fire Marshal may appeal the action pursuant to the provisions of chapter twenty-nine-a of this code.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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