(A) The prosecuting attorney of the county or the city director of law, village solicitor, or other chief legal officer of the municipal corporation where a violation has occurred or is occurring, upon complaint of the director of health or a board of health, shall prosecute to termination or bring an action for injunction or other appropriate relief against any person who is violating or has violated this chapter, any rule adopted or order issued under it, or any condition of a registration or permit issued under rules adopted under it. The court of common pleas or the municipal or county court in which an action for injunction is filed has jurisdiction to grant such relief upon a showing that the respondent named in the complaint is or was in violation of the chapter or rules, orders, or conditions.
Upon finding that a person intentionally has violated this chapter, a rule adopted or order issued under it, or any condition of a registration or permit issued under rules adopted under it, the court may assess a civil penalty of not more than one hundred dollars for each day of violation against the person. Seventy-five per cent of any penalties assessed by the court under this division shall be paid to the health district whose board of health brought the complaint, or to the state treasury to the credit of the general operations fund created in section 3701.83 of the Revised Code if the director of health is carrying out the duties of an unapproved health district in which the violation occurred in accordance with section 3718.07 of the Revised Code, and shall be used for the purposes of this chapter and the rules adopted under it. Twenty-five per cent of any penalties assessed by the court under this division shall be paid to the prosecuting attorney of the county or city director of law, village solicitor, or other chief legal officer of the municipal corporation that prosecuted or brought the action under this division to pay the expenses incurred in bringing the action.
(B) The remedies provided in this chapter are in addition to any other remedies available under law.
Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.12,HB 363, §6, eff. 12/22/2009.
Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9,HB 1, §640.20, eff. 7/17/2009.
Effective Date: 05-06-2005