Alaska Statutes.
Title 8. Business and Professions
Chapter 88. Real Estate Brokers and Other Licensees
Section 167. Civil Penalty For Unlicensed or Unauthorized Practice.
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AS 08.88.167. Civil Penalty For Unlicensed or Unauthorized Practice.

(a) In addition to penalties prescribed by any other provision of law, if a person engages or offers to engage in an activity for which a license is required under AS 08.88.161 without being licensed or authorized to engage in the activity in accordance with the provisions of this chapter, the commission may enter an order levying a civil penalty.

(b) A civil penalty levied under this section may not exceed $5,000, or the amount of gain realized plus $5,000, whichever is greater, for each offense. In levying a civil penalty, the commission shall set the amount of the penalty imposed under this section after taking into account the seriousness of the violation, the economic benefit resulting from the violation, the history of violations, and other facts the commission considers relevant.

(c) Before entering an order under (a) of this section, the commission shall send the person written notice of the proposed order that grants the person a 30-day period during which the person may request a hearing on the record.

(d) In connection with proceedings under (a) - (c) of this section, the commission may issue subpoenas to compel the attendance and testimony of witnesses and the disclosure of evidence and may request the department to bring an action to enforce a subpoena.

(e) A person aggrieved by the levy of a civil penalty under this section may file an appeal with the superior court for judicial review of the penalty under AS 44.62.560 .

(f) If a person fails to pay a civil penalty within 30 days after entry of an order under (a) of this section, or within 10 days after the court enters a final judgment in favor of the commission of an order stayed pending an appeal under (e) of this section, the commission may initiate other action to recover the amount of the penalty.

(g) An action to enforce an order under this section may be combined with an action for an injunction under AS 08.88.037 .

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