AS 43.50.485

Penalties and other remedies.

(a) In addition to or in place of any other civil or criminal remedy provided by law, upon a determination that a licensee has violated AS 43.50.470(a) or any regulation adopted under that statute, the commissioner may revoke or suspend the license issued under AS 43.50.010, 43.50.035, or 43.50.320 of any licensee. The department shall comply with the provisions of AS 44.62 (Administrative Procedure Act). Each offer to sell cigarettes in violation of AS 43.50.470(a) constitutes a separate violation. The commissioner also may impose a civil penalty in an amount not to exceed the greater of 500 percent of the retail value of the cigarettes sold or $5,000 upon a determination of violation of a provision of AS 43.50.470(a) or any regulations adopted under that statute. The penalty shall be imposed in the manner provided by AS 43.05.245.

(b) Any cigarettes that have been sold, offered for sale, or possessed for sale in this state, or imported for personal consumption in this state in violation of AS 43.50.470(a) are contraband, regardless of whether the violation was knowing, and the cigarettes are subject to seizure and forfeiture; seized and forfeited cigarettes shall be destroyed and may not be resold. The department shall comply with the provisions of AS 44.62 (Administrative Procedure Act).

(c) The Department of Law, on behalf of the commissioner, may seek an injunction to restrain a threatened or actual violation of AS 43.50.460, 43.50.470(a), or 43.50.480 by a licensee and to compel the licensee to comply with those provisions.

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