§11-14C-39. Preventing a person from obtaining a license; civil penalty.

(a) Any terminal operator, supplier, or position holder in a terminal who, by use of coercion, threat, intimidation or any other means of interference, intentionally prevents any person from applying for or obtaining a license issued under this article is subject to the following civil penalty.

(1) For the first violation the amount is $5,000.

(2) For each subsequent violation the amount is $10,000.

(b) Civil penalties prescribed under this section shall be assessed, collected and paid in the same manner as the motor fuel tax.