New Jersey Revised Statutes § 13:8-66 - Penalties; Enforcement

13:8-66. Penalties; enforcement
3. a. Any person who abuses, mutilates, injures, removes or destroys any animal inhabiting a wildlife sanctuary shall be liable to a penalty of not less than $100.00 and not more than $5,000.00, to be collected in a civil action instituted by the Department of Environmental Protection by a summary proceeding under "the penalty enforcement law" (N.J.S.2A:58-1 et seq.). The Superior Court and municipal courts shall have jurisdiction to enforce "the penalty enforcement law." If the prohibited activity is of a continuing nature, each day during which it continues constitutes an additional, separate and distinct offense.

b. Nothing in this section shall be construed to interfere with any action taken by the Department of Environmental Protection to protect the public health or promote animal welfare.

L.1982,c.167,s.3; amended 1991,c.91,s.226.

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