Arizona Revised Statutes Title 28. Transportation § 28-5238. Civil penalty schedule;  suspension of registration or license;  reinstatement;  enforcement

A. If the director imposes a civil penalty on the manufacturer, motor carrier, shipper or driver, the civil penalty is determined pursuant to the following schedule:

1. A minimum civil penalty of one thousand dollars but not more than five thousand dollars, or if the director determines that the manufacturer, motor carrier, shipper or driver failed to attain compliance with a rule relating to hazardous materials, hazardous substances or hazardous wastes, a minimum civil penalty of five thousand dollars but not more than twenty-five thousand dollars.

2. For a second finding of responsibility within a sixty month period involving the same manufacturer, motor carrier, shipper or driver and the same class of violation, as prescribed by subsection E of this section, either:

(a) A minimum civil penalty of five thousand dollars but not more than ten thousand dollars.

(b) If the director determines that the manufacturer, motor carrier, shipper or driver failed to attain compliance with a rule relating to hazardous materials, hazardous substances or hazardous wastes, a minimum civil penalty of ten thousand dollars but not more than twenty-five thousand dollars.

3. For a third and any subsequent finding of responsibility within a sixty month period involving the same manufacturer, motor carrier, shipper or driver and the same class of violation, as prescribed by subsection E of this section, either:

(a) A minimum civil penalty of ten thousand dollars but not more than twenty-five thousand dollars.

(b) If the director determines that the manufacturer, motor carrier, shipper or driver failed to attain compliance with a rule relating to hazardous materials, hazardous substances or hazardous wastes, a minimum civil penalty of fifteen thousand dollars but not more than twenty-five thousand dollars.

B. On the third and any subsequent finding of responsibility within a sixty month period involving the same manufacturer, motor carrier, shipper or driver and the same class of violation, in addition to imposing the civil penalties prescribed in subsection A, paragraph 3 of this section, the director shall suspend the registrations of any motor vehicles owned or leased by the manufacturer, shipper or motor carrier or the driver license or nonresident operating privilege of the driver for thirty days, except that in the case of noncompliance the suspension may exceed thirty days until the department of public safety states in writing to the director of the department of transportation that the cause for the finding of responsibility has been remedied.

C. The manufacturer, motor carrier, shipper or driver shall pay the civil penalty imposed in the order to the department no later than ten days after the order is final.

D. If a civil penalty is imposed and if the civil penalty is not paid when due, the director shall suspend the registrations of any motor vehicles owned or leased by the manufacturer, shipper or motor carrier or shall suspend the driver license or nonresident operating privilege of the driver.

E. For the purpose of determining the amount of civil penalty for repeat findings of responsibility for the same class of violation, the director may adopt rules categorizing violations of this chapter or violations of rules adopted under this chapter into the following classes:

1. Equipment.

2. Commodities transport, including hazardous materials, hazardous substances or hazardous wastes.

3. Driver, shipper or manufacturer records or requirements.

4. Other records.

F. In addition to any other requirements imposed in this section, the director shall not reinstate any suspended registrations of the motor vehicles of the manufacturer, shipper or motor carrier or any suspended driver license or nonresident operating privilege of the driver, manufacturer, shipper or motor carrier until both of the following conditions are met:

1. All fees prescribed by statute to reinstate the vehicle registration or driving privileges are paid.

2. Any civil penalty that has been imposed is paid.

G. The director shall immediately deposit, pursuant to §§ 35-146 and 35-147 , all monies from civil penalties imposed under this chapter in the motor carrier safety revolving fund established by § 28-5203 .

H. A city, town or county shall not enact an ordinance or resolution imposing civil penalties against any shipper, manufacturer or motor carrier for a motor carrier safety violation.

I. The attorney general shall enforce this section.


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