Oregon Statutes - Chapter 671 - Architect; Landscape Professions and Business - Section 671.995 - Civil penalties for violations of ORS 671.310 to 671.459.

(1) The State Landscape Architect Board may impose a civil penalty against any person who violates any provision of ORS 671.310 to 671.459 or any rule adopted thereunder. The penalty shall be imposed in the manner provided by ORS 183.745. The board shall determine the amount of a civil penalty imposed under this section, not to exceed $5,000 for each offense. Notwithstanding ORS 670.335, civil penalties recovered under this section shall be deposited into an account established by the board as provided under ORS 182.470. Moneys deposited are appropriated continuously to the board for the administration and enforcement of ORS 182.456 to 182.472, 671.310 to 671.459 and 671.995. The Attorney General shall bring an action in the name of the State of Oregon in a court of appropriate jurisdiction to enforce any civil penalty imposed under this section.

(2) In determining the amount of a civil penalty imposed under this section, the board may consider:

(a) The seriousness of the violation;

(b) The economic benefit to the violator resulting from the violation;

(c) Whether the violator has previously committed violations; and

(d) Other factors that the board finds appropriate. [Formerly 671.950]

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