Section: Statutes containing references to "term of court"
a. If any person violates any of the provisions of this act or any rule, regulation or order adopted or issued pursuant to the provisions of this act, the director may institute a civil action in a court of competent jurisdiction for injunctive relief to enforce said provisions and to prohibit and prevent that violation and the court may proceed in the action in a summary manner. Any person who violates the provisions of this act or any rule, regulation or order adopted or issued pursuant to this act shall be liable to a civil administrative penalty of not more than $5,000.00 for each offense, to be imposed by the director pursuant to standards adopted in regulations; or a civil penalty of not more than $5,000.00 for each offense, to be collected in a civil action by a summary proceeding under "the penalty enforcement law," N.J.S. 2A:58-1 et seq., or in any case before a court of competent jurisdiction wherein injunctive relief has been requested.
b. The Superior Court and the municipal courts shall have the jurisdiction to enforce the provisions of this act. If the violation is of a continuing nature, each day during which it continues shall constitute an additional, separate and distinct offense. The director is authorized to compromise and settle any claim for a penalty under this section in such amount in the discretion of the director as may appear appropriate and equitable under all of the circumstances.
c. (Deleted by amendment, P.L. 1987, c. 138.)
L. 1984, c. 152, s.25; amended by L. 1987, c. 138, s. 12.
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