1.Unless another administrative fine is specifically provided, a person, including, without limitation, a public utility, alternative seller, provider of discretionary natural gas service, provider of new electric resources or holder of any certificate of registration, license or permit issued by the Commission, or any officer, agent or employee of a public utility, alternative seller, provider of discretionary natural gas service, provider of new electric resources or holder of any certificate of registration, license or permit issued by the Commission who:
(a)Violates any applicable provision of this chapter or chapter 704, 704B, 705 or 708 of NRS, including, without limitation, the failure to pay any applicable tax, fee or assessment;
(b)Violates any rule or regulation of the Commission; or
(c)Fails, neglects or refuses to obey any order of the Commission or any order of a court requiring compliance with an order of the Commission,
2.In determining the amount of the administrative fine, the Commission shall consider the appropriateness of the fine to the size of the business of the person charged, the gravity of the violation, the good faith of the person charged in attempting to achieve compliance after notification of a violation and any repeated violations committed by the person charged.
3.An administrative fine assessed pursuant to this section is not a cost of service of a public utility and may not be included in any new application by a public utility for a rate adjustment or rate increase.
4.All money collected by the Commission as an administrative fine pursuant to this section must be deposited in the State General Fund.
5.The Commission may bring an appropriate action in its own name for the collection of any administrative fine that is assessed pursuant to this section. A court shall award costs and reasonable attorney’s fees to the prevailing party in an action brought pursuant to this subsection.
6.The administrative fine prescribed by this section is in addition to any other remedies, other than a monetary fine, provided by law, including, without limitation, the authority of the Commission to revoke a certificate of public convenience and necessity, license or permit pursuant to NRS 703.377.
Section 703.380 — Administrative fines.,