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Government Code - GOV

TITLE 1. GENERAL [100 - 7914]

  ( Title 1 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 134. )

DIVISION 7. MISCELLANEOUS [6000 - 7599.2]

  ( Division 7 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 134. )

CHAPTER 20. Governmental Access to Financial Records [7460 - 7493]

  ( Chapter 20 added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1320. )

ARTICLE 5. Penalties and Remedies [7485 - 7489]
  ( Article 5 added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1320. )

7485.
  

(a) Any person who, with the intent to violate, knowingly participates in a violation of this chapter is guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction shall be imprisoned for not more than one year, or fined not more than five thousand dollars ($5,000), or both.

(b) Any person who, with the intent to violate, knowingly induces or attempts to induce a violation of this chapter is guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be imprisoned for not more than one year, or fined not more than five thousand dollars ($5,000), or both.

(c) If a customer files a motion to quash and the court finds no reasonable grounds existed for such a filing, the court in its discretion may impose such civil sanctions as are otherwise authorized by law.

(Added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1320.)

7486.
  

In any successful action to enforce liability for a violation of the provisions of this chapter, the customer may recover the cost of the action together with reasonable attorney’s fees as determined by the court.

(Added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1320.)

7487.
  

In addition to any other remedy contained in this chapter or otherwise available, injunctive relief shall be available to any customer aggrieved by a violation, or threatened violation, of this chapter. In any successful action by the customer, costs together with reasonable attorney’s fees as determined by the court may be recovered.

(Added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1320.)

7488.
  

An action to enforce any provision of this chapter must be commenced within three years after the date on which the violation occurred.

(Added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1320.)

7489.
  

Evidence obtained in violation of this chapter is inadmissible in any proceeding except a proceeding to enforce the provisions of this article.

(Added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1320.)

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