§21-10-17. Civil penalties for violations.
(a) If an individual is convicted of, or enters a guilty plea
or a plea of nolo contendere to, a violation of subsection (a),
section fifteen of this article, and the individual was not the
owner of the ride being operated or assembled, the commissioner may
impose a civil penalty not to exceed five thousand dollars on the
owner of the ride being operated or assembled: Provided, That the
owner knew or should have known that the individual was acting in
violation of subsection (a), section fifteen of this article.
(b) All civil penalties collected by the commissioner shall be
deposited into the amusement rides and amusement attractions safety
fund created in section four of this article.