Maine Revised Statutes

§1557. Jurisdiction; District Court

1. Jurisdiction.  The District Court, pursuant to the Maine Administrative Procedure Act, shall conduct hearings on all matters concerning violations by tobacco licensees of any state law related to tobacco sales. Notwithstanding Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 6, the District Court Judge has exclusive jurisdiction over all violations of this chapter by licensees and their agents or employees when a criminal penalty is not provided.
[ 2009, c. 199, §4 (AMD) .]
2. Powers.  The District Court may impose fines on licensees and their agents or employees and suspend or revoke licenses in accordance with this chapter.
[ 2009, c. 199, §4 (AMD) .]
3. Injunction.  If the person licensed to sell tobacco products has engaged in or is about to engage in any act or practice that violates this chapter, the District Court may grant a permanent or temporary injunction, restraining order or other order as appropriate.
[ 1995, c. 593, §6 (NEW); 1999, c. 547, Pt. B, §78 (AMD); 1999, c. 547, Pt. B, §80 (AFF) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1995, c. 470, §9 (NEW). 1995, c. 470, §19 (AFF). 1995, c. 593, §6 (AMD). 1999, c. 547, §B78 (AMD). 1999, c. 547, §B80 (AFF). 2009, c. 199, §4 (AMD).