(1) An employer may not knowingly allow, require, permit, or authorize a person to
operate a commercial motor vehicle in the United States:
(a) during any period in which the person's commercial driver's license has been suspended,
revoked, or canceled by a state, the person has lost the privilege to operate a commercial
motor vehicle in a state, or the person has been disqualified from operating a commercial
(b) during any period in which the person has more than one commercial driver's license;
(c) during any period in which the person, the commercial motor vehicle the person
is operating, or the motor carrier operation is subject to an out-of-service order;
(d) in violation of a federal, state, or local law or regulation pertaining to railroad
(2) A violation of this section is a misdemeanor, and a person convicted of a violation
of this section shall be fined not less than $25 or more than $500 for the first offense
and not less than $25 or more than $1,000 for each subsequent offense.
(3)(a) Except as provided in subsection (3)(b), an employer who violates this section
is subject to a civil penalty of not less than $2,750 or more than $11,000.
(b) An employer who violates subsection (1)(d) is subject to a civil penalty of not
more than $10,000.
(c) The department or the county attorney of the county in which the violation occurred
may petition the district court to impose the civil penalty. Venue for an action to collect a civil penalty pursuant to this section is in the
county in which the violation occurred or in the first judicial district.
(d) A civil penalty collected under this section must be deposited in the state general
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