11. It shall be a violation of this act to interfere with or attempt to interfere with the duties, obligations, rights or remedies of a motor carrier or its driver, an intermodal equipment provider, or an SMC inspector as provided in this act. If, after a person has been afforded an opportunity for a hearing pursuant to the "Administrative Procedure Act," P.L.1968, c.410 (C.52:14B-1 et seq.), the department determines that the person has violated this section, that person shall be subject to a civil administrative penalty to be imposed by the department not to exceed $1,000 for the first violation and not more than $5,000 for each subsequent violation. A civil administrative penalty imposed pursuant to this subsection may be recovered by a summary proceeding pursuant to the "Penalty Enforcement Law of 1999," P.L.1999, c.274 (C.2A:58-10 et seq.).
L.2005,c.234,s.11; per s.13, act effective on September 1, 2006 and to expire on certain federal actions.