SB 543 - Currently, the maximum penalties for violations of federally mandated natural gas safety standards shall not be greater than $15,000 for each violation with a maximum penalty not to exceed $150,000 for multiple violations, with such penalties increasing every decade beginning in 2015. Under this act, the existing civil penalties are repealed, and the civil penalty for such violations shall not exceed an amount as determined by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation pursuant to federal law, which is currently not to exceed $205,638 for each violation for each day with a maximum penalty not to exceed $2,056,380 for any series of violations.

This act is identical to SB 943 (2016), HB 2508 (2016), and a provision contained in SB 491 (2015).


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