Title 52 - Oil & Gas Code

§52-102. Contempt - Punishment - Enforcement of fines - Disposition of fines and penalties.


Punishment for contempt by the Commission of any person, guilty of any disrespectful or disorderly conduct in the presence of the Commission while in session, or for disobedience of its subpoena, summons or other process, may be by fine not exceeding One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) or by confinement in the county jail of Oklahoma County not exceeding one (1) year, or by both. Any person who shall disobey or violate any of the provisions of Section 86.1 et seq. of this title or any of the orders, rules, regulations or judgments of the Commission issued, promulgated or rendered by it, shall be punished as for contempt. Punishment by the Commission in proceedings as for contempt for disobedience or violation of any provision of Section 86.1 et seq. of this title or any of its orders, rules, regulations or judgments, issued, promulgated or rendered under the provisions of Section 86.1 et seq. of this title shall be by fine not exceeding in amount Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00), and each day such disobedience or violation shall continue shall constitute a separate and additional contempt, and shall be punished by separate and additional fines each in amount not in excess of aforesaid amount. Any fine or penalty assessed under the provisions of Section 86.1 et seq. of this title may be enforced in the same manner as a foreign judgment pursuant to the Uniform Enforcement of Foreign Judgments Act, Section 719 et seq. of Title 12 of the Oklahoma Statutes provided that such procedure shall be followed regardless of whether the offender is a resident or nonresident of Oklahoma. Such fine or penalty shall constitute and be a lien upon all the property of the offender within the state, except the homestead of such offender, provided that a copy of the order imposing the fine or penalty, certified by the Secretary of the Commission, is filed in accordance with Section 706 of Title 12 of the Oklahoma Statutes. All monies collected as fines or penalties under the provisions of Section 86.1 et seq. of this title shall, when paid into or received by the Commission, be by it paid to the State Treasurer of the state for the credit of the Corporation Commission Revolving Fund.

Added by Laws 1933, c. 131, § 19, emerg. eff. April 10, 1933. Amended by Laws 1975, c. 285, § 5, emerg. eff. June 5, 1975; Laws 1984, c. 284, § 16, operative July 1, 1984; Laws 1990, c. 107, § 4, eff. Oct. 1, 1990.