A. A person who, in an administrative action, is found to have violated any provision of this chapter or any rule or order of the commission may be assessed an administrative penalty by the commission, after a hearing, in an amount of not to exceed five thousand dollars for each violation.

B. Any penalties collected pursuant to this section shall be deposited, pursuant to sections 35-146 and 35-147, in the state general fund.

C. If judicial review has not been sought under title 12, chapter 7, article 6, a certified copy of any commission order requiring the payment of restitution or administrative penalties may be filed in the office of the clerk of the superior court in any county of this state. The clerk shall treat the commission order in the same manner as a judgment of the superior court. A commission order so filed has the same effect as a judgment of the superior court and may be recorded, enforced or satisfied in like manner. No filing fee is required under this section.