(a) The commissioner of public safety is responsible for enforcing this chapter and may

(1) delegate that authority as appropriate; and

(2) cooperate with the Department of Health and Social Services in carrying out the commissioner’s enforcement activities.

(b) This section does not limit the authority of a peace officer.

(c) A person who violates AS 17.21.010 is guilty of a violation, and, upon conviction, is punishable by a fine of not more than $500.

(d) The provisions of this section are in addition to the remedies available under AS 45.50.471 – 45.50.561.