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§ 610. Violations--Fines and penalties--Collection of fines

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 52. Oil and Gas

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 52. Oil and Gas (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 14. Energy Resources Conservation Act
52 Okl.St.Ann. § 610
§ 610. Violations--Fines and penalties--Collection of fines
Any person who shall disobey or violate any of the provisions of this act or any of the orders, rules, regulations or adjudications of the Commission made pursuant to this act shall be punished for contempt. Punishment by the Commission in proceedings for contempt shall be imprisonment in the county jail of Oklahoma County for not more than one (1) year and/or a fine not to exceed Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000.00). Each day the disobedience or violation continues shall constitute a separate and additional contempt and shall be punished by separate and additional fines each in an amount not to exceed Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000.00). Any fine or penalty assessed under the provisions of this act shall constitute a lien upon all the property of the offender within the state, except the homestead of the offender. Before any fine or penalty shall become a lien upon any property of the offender as against third persons, a copy of the order or adjudication of the Commission assessing the fine or penalty, certified by the Secretary of the Commission, shall be filed in the offices of the court clerk and the county clerk of the county where the property of the offender is located and entered on the judgment docket of the court of said county. If the fine is not paid to the Commission within thirty (30) days after the final order or judgment of the Commission imposing the same, the Commission shall issue an execution directed to the Director of the Commission's Oil and Gas Conservation Division to levy upon any property of the offender found within the state, and to sell and dispose of the same in the manner now provided by law and required of sheriffs in this state in the levy upon and sale of property under an execution upon a judgment of a district court of the state. All costs incurred in the issuance, execution and sale under such levy shall be taxed against the offender and collected in the same manner provided herein for the collection of such fine. All monies collected as fines or penalties under the provisions of this act shall, when paid into or received by the Commission, be paid to the State Treasurer to be deposited to the credit of the Corporation Commission Revolving Fund.

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Laws 1985, c. 2, § 10, emerg. eff. Feb. 13, 1985.
52 Okl. St. Ann. § 610, OK ST T. 52 § 610
Current with legislation of the Second Regular Session and First and Second Extraordinary Sessions of the 58th Legislature (2022).
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