§ 96.99  PENALTY.
   (A)   Any person violating any of the provisions of §§ 96.01 through 96.05, or any provision of the California Fire Code adopted by reference by the provisions of § 96.02 shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
   (B)   Any person or business who violates any provision of §§ 96.40 through 96.44 shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine of not more than $25,000 for each day of violation, or by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than one year, or by both the fine and imprisonment.  If the conviction is for a violation committed after a first conviction under this section, the person shall be punished by a fine of not less than $2,000 or more than $50,000 per day of violation, or by imprisonment in the state prison for 16, 20, or 24 months or in the county jail for not more than one year, or by both the fine and imprisonment.  Furthermore, if the violation results in, or significantly contributes to, an emergency, including a fire, to which the county or city is required to respond, the person shall also be assessed the full cost of the county or city emergency response, as well as the cost of cleaning up and disposing of the hazardous materials.
('65 Code, § 4-4.305) (Ord. 461-C.S., passed 12-5-95; Am. Ord. 502-C.S., passed 6-3-99; Am. Ord. 531-C.S., passed 10-15-02; Am. Ord. 575-C.S., passed 11-20-07; Am. Ord. 587 C.S., passed 12-7-10)