a. If the agency determines after notice and hearing that a person has:
(1) Violated any provision of this act;
(2) Directly or through an agent or employee knowingly engaged in any false, deceptive, or misleading advertising, promotional, or sales methods to offer or dispose of a unit;
(3) Made any substantial change in the plan of disposition and development of the subdivision subsequent to the order of registration without obtaining prior written approval from the agency;
(4) Disposed of any units, lots, parcels, or interests in a planned real estate development which have not been registered with the agency, or;
(5) Violated any lawful order or rule of the agency; it may issue an order requiring the person to cease and desist from the unlawful practice or to take such other affirmative action as in the judgment of the agency will carry out the purposes of this act.
b. If the agency makes a finding of fact in writing that the public interest will be irreparably harmed by delay in issuing an order, it may issue a temporary cease and desist order. Every temporary cease and desist order shall include in its terms a provision that upon request a hearing shall be held within 10 days of such request to determine whether or not it becomes permanent. Such temporary cease and desist order shall be forwarded by certified mail.
L.1977, c. 419, s. 13.