46.4904 Penalties.

Cite as [A.S.C.A. § 46.4904]

(a) If a person, firm, corporation, association, agency, institution, or other legal entity is found by a court to have engaged in an act, practice, or course f conduct declared unlawful under this chapter and: (1) the total amount f the money involved n the violation, including the monetary value of the American Samoa Department of Human and Social Services Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Food Instruments, the American Samoa Department of Human and Social Services American Samoa Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamp) Food Instruments and the value of commodities, is less than $100, the violation is a class A misdemeanor and the defendant shall be permanently ineligible t participate in the American Samoa Department of Human and Social Services Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) and/or the Department of Human and Social Services American Samoa Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamp).

(2) the total amount of money involved in the violation, including the monetary value of the American Samoa Department of Human and Social Services Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Food Instruments, the American Samoa Department of Human and Social Services American Samoa Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamp) Food Instruments and/or the value of commodities, is $100 or more the violation is a class C felony and the defendant shall be permanently ineligible to participate in the American Samoa Department of Human and Social Services Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) and/or the Department of Human and Social Services American Samoa Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamp).

(b) For purposes of determining the classification of offense under this section, all of the money received as a result of the unlawful act, practice, or course of conduct, including the value of any WIC Food Instruments and/or Food Stamp Food Instruments, shall be aggregated.

History: 2004, PL 28-14.