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A. Any person or persons willfully violating any of the provisions of this act shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be punished by a fine not exceeding Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) or by imprisonment in the county jail for a period not exceeding one (1) year or by both such fine and imprisonment.
B. Following a violation of this act, any person:
1. May bring a civil suit for declarative or injunctive relief, or both; and
2. If successful, shall be entitled to reasonable attorney fees.
C. If the public body successfully defends a civil suit and the court finds that the suit was clearly frivolous, the public body shall be entitled to reasonable attorney fees.
Laws 1977, HB 1416, c. 214, § 14, eff. October 1, 1977; Amended by Laws 2014, SB 1497, c. 300, § 1, eff. November 1, 2014 (superseded document available).