§ 2254.

ENFORCEMENT

a.

During the period between the effective date of this Chapter and December 1, 2011, the operative date for compliance, the Department shall develop and conduct an education and assistance program for businesses subject to the Chapter, and shall contact the businesses and assist them with meeting the requirements of the Chapter.

b.

Beginning September 1, 2011, the City Administrator shall issue a written warning to any person he or she determines is violating provisions of this Chapter or any regulation issued under this Chapter. If 30 days after issuance of the written warning the City Administrator finds that the person receiving the warning has continued to violate the provisions of the Chapter or any regulation issued under this Chapter, the City Administrator may impose administrative fines as provided below in subsections (c), (d), and (e).

c.

Violation of this Chapter or any regulation issued under this Chapter shall be punishable by administrative fines in the amount of:

1.

Up to $100.00 for the first violation;

2.

Up to $250.00 for the second violation within a twelve-month period; and,

3.

Up to $500 for the third and subsequent violations within a twelve-month period.

d.

Except as provided in subsection (c), setting forth the amount of administrative fines, Administrative Code Chapter 100, “Procedures Governing the Imposition of Administrative Fines,” as may be amended from time to time, is hereby incorporated in its entirety and shall govern the imposition, enforcement, collection, and review of administrative citations issued by the City Administrator to enforce this Chapter or any regulation issued under this Chapter. Violation of this Chapter is not a misdemeanor, and the Board of Supervisors intends that the requirements of this Chapter be enforced only through administrative fines as provided in this Section.

e.

For purposes of this Chapter, each week that a business sells or offers to sell prescription drugs to the public contrary to the provisions of this Chapter or any regulation issued under this Chapter shall constitute a separate violation.

History

(Added by Ord. 85-11, File No. 110025, App. 5/31/2011, Eff. 6/30/2011)

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