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(a) Upon a final decision by the Director that any person has engaged in the sale of tobacco at any Establishment without a permit, the Director may impose administrative penalties as set forth in Section 19H.20. Persons with a permit application pending under Section 1009.531 may sell tobacco without violating Section 1009.641 until and unless their permit application is rejected by the Director.
(b) The Director shall commence enforcement of this section by serving a notice of initial determination in accordance with Section 19H.22 of this Article. This Notice of Initial Determination may require that all tobacco sales cease and may impose an administrative penalty.
(c) The City Attorney may maintain an action for injunction to restrain any person from selling tobacco without a valid tobacco sales permit. In any such action, the City Attorney may seek civil penalties and may seek a judicial determination that a person must pay any administrative penalties. The person against whom an injunction issues also shall be liable for the costs and attorney's fees incurred by the City and County of San Francisco in bringing a civil action to enforce the provisions of this section.
(d) Any person who engages in tobacco sales without the required permit may be prosecuted for either an infraction or a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one hundred dollars ($100) for a first violation, two hundred dollars ($200) for a second violation within one year, and five hundred dollars ($500) for a third and for each subsequent violation within one year.
(Added as Sec. 1009.64 by Ord. 254-03, File No. 030869, App. 11/7/2003; redesignated and amended by Ord. 259-14 , File No. 141098, App. 12/19/2014, Eff. 1/18/2015)