Violations of any provision of this chapter, including the implementing regulations, are punishable by the following penalties:
(1) Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall, upon conviction, be punishable by a fine of not more than $300 for each day of the violation, or imprisoned for not more than 30 days, or both.
(2) Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall be liable to the District of Columbia for any and all consequential damages resulting from the violation, in addition to related costs and attorney fees.
(3) Civil fines, penalties, and fees may be imposed as alternative sanctions for any infraction of the provisions of this chapter pursuant to Chapter 18 of Title 2. Adjudication of any infraction of this chapter shall be pursuant to Chapter 18 of Title 2.
(May 26, 1976, D.C. Law 1-64, § 6A, as added Mar. 8, 1991, D.C. Law 8- 237, § 38, 38 DCR 314.)
1981 Ed., § 5-306.
Legislative History of Laws
Law 8-237, the "Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs Civil Infractions Act of 1985 Technical and Clarifying Amendments Act of 1990," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 8-203, which was referred to the Committee on Consumer and Regulatory Affairs. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on December 4, 1990, and December 18, 1990, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on December 27, 1990, it was assigned Act No. 8-320 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review.