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65-1,210. Same; civil penalties; corrective action; appeals; grants to communities to eliminate hazards. (a) Any individual, business entity, accredited training program or public agency who violates any provision of the residential childhood lead poisoning prevention act or any rules and regulations adopted under the residential childhood lead poisoning prevention act, in addition to any other penalty or litigation provided by law, may incur a civil penalty imposed under subsection (b) in a maximum amount not to exceed $1,000 for the first violation, $5,000 for each subsequent violation and, in the case of a continuing violation, every day such previously notified violation continues shall be deemed a separate violation.

(b) The secretary, upon finding that any individual, business entity, accredited training program or public agency has violated any provision of the residential childhood lead poisoning prevention act or any rules and regulations adopted under the residential childhood lead poisoning prevention act, may impose a civil penalty within the limits provided in this section upon such individual, business entity, accredited training program or public agency which civil penalty shall be in an amount to constitute an actual and substantial economic deterrent to the violation for which the civil penalty is assessed.

(c) The secretary, upon finding that an individual, business entity, accredited training program or public agency has violated any provision of the residential childhood lead poisoning prevention act or rules and regulations adopted under the residential childhood lead poisoning prevention act, may issue an order finding such individual, business entity, accredited training program or public agency in violation of the residential childhood lead poisoning prevention act and directing the individual, business entity, accredited training program or public agency to take such action as necessary to correct the violation.

(d) No civil penalty shall be imposed under this section except upon the written order of the secretary after notification and hearing, if a hearing is requested, in accordance with the provisions of the Kansas administrative procedure act.

(e) Any individual, business entity, accredited training program or public agency aggrieved by an order of the secretary made under this section may appeal such order to the district court in the manner provided by the Kansas judicial review act.

(f) Any penalty recovered pursuant to the provisions of this section shall be remitted to the state treasurer and deposited in the lead-based paint hazard fee fund.

(g) The secretary shall use penalties recovered pursuant to the provisions of this section to establish a grant program for communities to conduct activities designed to reduce or eliminate exposure of children to residential lead-based paint hazards.

History: L. 1999, ch. 99, § 12; L. 2010, ch. 17, § 116; July 1.


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