The Vermont Statutes Online
Subchapter 002 : REGULATION OF ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS BY LICENSING BOARD(Cite as: 26 V.S.A. § 897)
§ 897. Administrative penalties; enforcement; liability
(a) The commissioner may, after notice and an opportunity for a hearing, assess an administrative penalty of not more than $1,000.00 for each violation against a person who violates any rule adopted under this subchapter, or any order lawfully issued under this subchapter. Penalties assessed under this section shall be based on the severity of the violation according to rules adopted by the commissioner.
(b) The superior court for the county in which occurs a violation of any rule adopted or any order lawfully issued under this subchapter, on application by the commissioner shall have jurisdiction to issue an order enjoining or restraining such violation. However, an election by the commissioner to proceed under this subsection shall not limit or restrict the commissioner's authority to assess an administrative penalty under subsection (a) of this section.
(c) Violation of any rule adopted under this subchapter shall be prima facie evidence of negligence in any civil action for damage or injury which is the result of the violation. (Added 1969, No. 284 (Adj. Sess.), § 3; amended 1973, No. 193 (Adj. Sess.), § 3, eff. April 9, 1974; 1987, No. 274 (Adj. Sess.), § 9.)