§ 32.999  PENALTY.
   (A)   A person who intentionally violates any provision of § 32.066 may be punished by a term of incarceration in a penal institution other than a penitentiary for a period of not more than 364 days, and may be fined in an amount not to exceed $2,500.
   (B) A person who intentionally violates any provision of § 32.067 is subject to a fine in an amount of not less than $1,001 and not more than $5,000.
   (C) Any person who intentionally makes a false report alleging a violation of any provision of §§ 32.065 through 32.069 to the local enforcement authorities, the State’s Attorney or any other law enforcement official may be punished by a term of incarceration in a penal institution other than a penitentiary for a period of not more than 364 days, and may be fined in an amount not to exceed $2,500.
   (D)   A violation of § 32.066 shall be referred to the County State’s Attorney or his or her designee for review. The State’s Attorney or his or her designee may file in the circuit court by way of an information or sworn complaint charging the offense. The prosecution shall be under and conform to the rules of criminal procedure. Conviction shall require the establishment of the guilt of the defendant beyond a reasonable doubt.
   (E)   A violation of § 32.067 may be prosecuted as a quasi-criminal offense by the County State’s Attorney, or his or her designee, or, if an Ethics Commission has been created, by the Commission through the designated administrative procedure.
   (F)   In addition to any other penalty that may be applicable, whether criminal or civil, an officer or employee who intentionally violates any provision of §§ 32.065 or 32.066 is subject to discipline or discharge.
(1980 Code, § 32.99)  (Ord. 04-168, passed 5-20-2004; Ord. 05-499, passed 11-17-2005)