Section: Effect of Revised Statutes and acts hereafter passed upon actions or proceedings commenced prior to the effective date of such legislation
14. If any person violates any of the provisions of this act or any rule, regulation or order promulgated pursuant to the provisions of this act, the department may institute an action in a court of competent jurisdiction for injunctive relief to prohibit and prevent such violation or violations and the said 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 promulgated pursuant to this act shall be liable to a penalty of not more than $3,000.00 for each offense, to be collected in a summary proceeding under "the penalty enforcement law" (N.J.S.2A:58-1 et seq.), and in any case before a court of competent jurisdiction wherein injunctive relief has been requested, except as provided in section 9 of this act. The Superior Court shall have jurisdiction to enforce said penalty enforcement law. If the violation is of a continuing nature, each day during which it continues shall constitute an additional, separate and distinct offense. The department is hereby authorized and empowered to compromise and settle any claim for a penalty under this section in such amount in the discretion of the department as may appear appropriate and equitable under all of the circumstances, including a rebate of any such penalty paid to the extent of 75% thereof where such person satisfies the department within one year or such other period as the department may deem reasonable that such violation has been eliminated or removed or that such order or injunction has been met or satisfied as the case may be.
L.1971,c.418,s.14; amended 1991,c.91,s.223.
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