California Code, Business and Professions Code - BPC § 18843

(a) In addition to its authority under other provisions of this chapter to take action against a licensee, the commission, its executive officer, or his or her duly authorized representative shall have the authority to assess fines not to exceed two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) for each violation of any of the provisions of this chapter or any of the rules and regulations of the commission.

(b) Notwithstanding any other provision, the commission may also assess a fine of up to 40 percent of the total purse for a violation of Section 18649 related to the use of prohibited substances.

(c) Fines may be assessed without advance hearing, but the licensee may apply to the commission for a hearing on the matter if the fine should be modified or set aside.  This application for a hearing shall be in writing and shall be received by the commission within 30 days after service of notice of the fine.  Upon receipt of this written request, the commission shall set the matter for hearing within 30 days.

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