The director may impose a civil penalty of not less than two hundred fifty dollars and not more than five thousand dollars for each separate violation of this article or any rules promulgated hereunder.
Notwithstanding any other provision of this code, any person who violates any provision of this article or any rule or regulation related hereto shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
In any case where a person fails to halt work following the issuance of a cease and desist order by the director, the violation shall be presumed to be willful and shall be assessed a civil penalty by the director of not less than ten thousand dollars nor more than twenty-five thousand dollars for an initial violation and not less than twenty-five thousand dollars nor more than fifty thousand dollars for each subsequent violation.
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