(A) The appropriate section of the Ohio construction industry licensing board, upon an affirmative vote of four of its members, may take any of the following actions against a licensee who violates Chapter 4740. of the Revised Code:
(1) Impose a fine on the licensee, not exceeding one thousand dollars per violation per day;
(2) Direct the administrative section to suspend the licensee's license for a period of time the section establishes;
(3) Direct the administrative section to revoke the licensee's license;
(4) Require the licensee to complete additional continuing education course work. Any continuing education course work completed pursuant to this division may not count toward any other continuing education requirements this chapter establishes.
(5) Direct the administrative section to refuse to issue or renew a license if the section finds that the applicant or licensee has done any of the following:
(a) Been convicted of a crime of moral turpitude or a disqualifying offense as those terms are defined in section 4776.10 of the Revised Code;
(b) Violated any provision of this chapter or the rules adopted pursuant thereto;
(c) Obtained a license or any order, ruling, or authorization of the board by fraud, misrepresentation, or deception;
(d) Engaged in fraud, misrepresentation, or deception in the conduct of business.
(B) The appropriate section of the board shall determine the length of time that a license is to be suspended and whether or when an individual whose license has been revoked may apply for reinstatement. The appropriate section of the board may accept or refuse an application for reinstatement and may require an examination for reinstatement.
(C) The appropriate section of the board may investigate any alleged violation of this chapter or the rules adopted pursuant to it. If, after an investigation, a section determines that any person has engaged or is engaging in any practice that violates this chapter or the rules adopted pursuant to it, that section may apply to the court of common pleas of the county in which the violation occurred or is occurring for an injunction or other appropriate relief to enjoin or terminate the violation.
(D) Any person who wishes to make a complaint against a person who holds a license shall submit the complaint in writing to the appropriate section of the board within three years after the date of the action or event upon which the complaint is based.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.131,SB 337, §1, eff. 9/28/2012.
Effective Date: 09-18-2001; 09-16-2004; 2008 HB444 04-07-2009