Civil penalties for violations of ORS 671.510 to 671.760
(1) The State Landscape Contractors Board may impose a civil penalty against a person who violates any provision of ORS 671.510 (Short title) to 671.760 (Business income tax) or a rule adopted pursuant to ORS 670.310 (Rulemaking authority), 670.605 (Rules for application of definition of independent contractor) or 671.670 (Rulemaking authority). The board shall determine the amount of the civil penalty, not to exceed $2,000 for each offense.
(2) The board shall impose civil penalties under this section as provided in ORS 183.745 (Civil penalty procedures).
(3) The provisions of this section are in addition to and not in lieu of any other penalty or sanction provided by law.
(4)(a) If a landscape contracting business commits an act described under ORS 671.610 (Grounds for sanctions against licensee) (5), the board may assess civil penalties or impose license sanctions under this subsection on the landscape contracting business to which the contract is awarded, the landscape contracting business that awards the contract, or both.
(b) Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section, a civil penalty imposed on a landscape contracting business for a first offense of committing an act described under ORS 671.610 (Grounds for sanctions against licensee) (5) may not exceed $1,000.
(c) In addition to any civil penalty assessed by the board, if a landscape contracting business has two or more prior offenses for committing acts described under ORS 671.610 (Grounds for sanctions against licensee) (5), the board may impose license sanctions on the landscape contracting business. The license sanctions:
(A) For a third offense may not exceed the suspension of, or refusal to reissue, a license for six months;
(B) For a fourth offense may not exceed revocation of the license for three years; or
(C) For a fifth or subsequent offense may provide for permanent revocation of the license. [Formerly 671.955; 2007 c.541 §40; 2009 c.11 §89; 2015 c.672 §15]
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