§646. Violations; enforcement

Link to law: http://legislature.maine.gov/legis/statutes/26/title26sec646.html
Published: 2015

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§646. Violations; enforcement








1. Joint and several liability. 
If more than one person or entity is an employer of the same worker or group of workers, each such person or entity is jointly and severally liable
for all violations of this subchapter.


[
2009, c. 201, §9 (AMD)
.]








2. Enforcement by bureau. 
The bureau may inspect vehicles subject to this subchapter and used to transport workers and may enforce compliance with this subchapter in accordance with this section.





A. A duly designated officer of the bureau may enter into any structure or upon any
real property in or on which a vehicle subject to this subchapter and used to transport workers is found in accordance with the process established in section 587 in order
to determine compliance with this subchapter and any rules adopted to implement this
subchapter. [2009, c. 201, §10 (AMD).]










B. Upon the written request of the bureau, the Department of Transportation and the
Department of Public Safety shall provide any technical services that may be required
by the bureau to assist with inspections and enforcement of this subchapter. [2003, c. 616, §1 (NEW).]







[
2009, c. 201, §10 (AMD)
.]








3. Civil violation. 
An employer who violates this subchapter or any of the rules adopted to implement
this subchapter commits a civil violation for which a fine of not less than $100 nor
more than $1,000 for each violation, payable to the State, may be adjudged.





A. Each day that a violation remains uncorrected following notice to the employer may
be counted as a separate violation. [2003, c. 616, §1 (NEW).]










B. The bureau may direct an employer to correct any violations in a manner and within
a time frame that the bureau determines appropriate to ensure compliance with this
subchapter and with the rules adopted to implement this subchapter or to protect the
public health. Failure to correct violations within a time frame established by the
bureau constitutes a separate violation subject to fine. [2003, c. 616, §1 (NEW).]










C. The Attorney General may bring an action to seek fines under this subsection, to
enjoin violations of this subchapter and for any other available remedy. [2003, c. 616, §1 (NEW).]







[
2003, c. 616, §1 (NEW)
.]





SECTION HISTORY

2003, c. 616, §1 (NEW).
2009, c. 201, §§9, 10 (AMD).