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21-945.


21-945.
   
   It shall be unlawful for the owner or owners of any real estate,
   buildings, structure or room to use, rent, lease or permit, knowingly,
   the same to be used for the purpose of violating Section 1 of this
   act. Any person who shall violate the provisions of this section shall
   be liable to a penalty of not less than One Hundred Dollars ($100.00)
   nor more than One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) for each offense, to be
   recovered at the suit of the state. The penalty so recovered shall
   become a lien on the property and premises to be used, leased or
   rented in violation of this act from and after the date of the filing
   of the suit to recover such penalty, and the filing of a notice of the
   pendency of such suit with the county clerk of the county wherein said
   property is located, and upon final judgment said property may be sold
   as upon execution to satisfy the same, together with the cost of suit;
   provided, however, that such lien shall not attach to property under
   the control of any receiver, trustee, guardian or administrator
   appointed by a court of competent jurisdiction; but in such case, the
   receiver, trustee, guardian or administrator shall be liable on his
   official bond for the penalty so incurred and in addition thereto
   shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. Each day such property is so used,
   leased or rented for any such unlawful purpose shall constitute a
   separate offense, and the penalty herein prescribed shall be recovered
   for each and every day. All leases between landlords and tenants,
   under which any tenant shall use the premises for the purpose of
   violating any provisions of this act shall be wholly null and void,
   and the landlord may recover possession thereof, as in forcible entry
   and detainer.
   

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