☰ Revisor of Missouri

Title XXVI TRADE AND COMMERCE

Chapter 413

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  413.227.  Violations, procedure, notices, contents — hearing, rights of violator — penalty — appeal — deposit of penalty. — 1.  Any person found to be in violation of any provision of this chapter shall be issued a notice of violation.  The notice shall state the date issued, the name and address of the person to whom issued, the nature of the violation, the statute or regulation violated, and the name and position of the person issuing the notice.  The notice shall also contain a warning that the violation may result in an informal or formal administrative hearing or both.

  2.  Any person issued a notice of violation may be afforded an opportunity by the director to explain such facts at an informal hearing to be conducted within fourteen days of such notification.  In the event that such person fails to timely respond to such notification or upon unsuccessful resolution of any issues relating to an alleged violation, such person may be summoned to a formal administrative hearing before the director or a designated hearing officer conducted in conformance with chapter 536 and may be ordered to cease and desist from such violations, such order may be enforced in the circuit court, and, in addition, may be required to pay a penalty of not more than five hundred dollars per violation.  Any party to such hearing aggrieved by a determination of a hearing officer may appeal to the circuit court of the county in which the party resides, or if the party is the state, in Cole County, in accordance with chapter 536.

  3.  Any penalty assessed and collected by the director shall be deposited with the state treasurer to the credit of the general revenue fund of the state.

  4.  Undercharges to consumers are not violations pursuant to this section.

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(L. 1994 S.B. 729, A.L. 1997 H.B. 528, A.L. 2002 S.B. 1071)


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