(a) Any person who violates any provision of sections 22a-255g to 22a-255m, inclusive, including making a false statement in a certificate of compliance prepared pursuant to section 22a-255k, shall pay a civil penalty not to exceed ten thousand dollars, to be fixed by the court, for each offense. Each violation shall be a separate and distinct offense and, in the case of a continuing violation, each day’s continuance thereof shall be deemed to be a separate and distinct offense. The Attorney General, upon complaint of the commissioner, shall institute an action in superior court for the judicial district of Hartford to recover such penalty.

Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes 22a-255l

  • commissioner: means the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection or his or her designated agent. See Connecticut General Statutes 22a-2
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • person: means any individual, firm, partnership, association, syndicate, company, trust, corporation, nonstock corporation, limited liability company, municipality, agency or political or administrative subdivision of the state, or other legal entity of any kind. See Connecticut General Statutes 22a-2

(b) Any person who knowingly violates any provision of sections 22a-255g to 22a-255m, inclusive, including by making any false statement in a certificate of compliance prepared pursuant to section 22a-255k, shall, upon conviction, be fined not more than fifty thousand dollars for each false statement in such certificate or imprisoned not more than one year or both.

(c) If any person violates any provision of sections 22a-255g to 22a-255m, inclusive, the commissioner may request the Attorney General to bring an action in superior court for the judicial district of Hartford to enjoin such person from continuing such violation.