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§ 16-706. Fines and penalties for violating title

West's Annotated Code of MarylandBusiness Occupations and ProfessionsEffective: October 1, 2019

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Business Occupations and Professions
Title 16. Real Estate Appraisers, Appraisal Management Companies, and Home Inspectors (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 7. Prohibited Acts; Penalties (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2019
MD Code, Business Occupations & Professions, § 16-706
§ 16-706. Fines and penalties for violating title
In general
(a) Except for a violation of § 16-703.2 of this subtitle, a person who violates any provision of this title is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to a fine not exceeding $5,000 or imprisonment not exceeding 1 year or both.
Determination of penalty
(b)(1) The Commission may impose on a person who violates any provision of this title a penalty not exceeding $5,000 for each violation.
(2) In setting the amount of the penalty, the Commission shall consider:
(i) the seriousness of the violation;
(ii) the harm caused by the violation;
(iii) the good faith of the violator;
(iv) any history of previous violations by the violator; and
(v) any other relevant factors.
(3) The Commission shall pay any penalty collected under this subsection into the General Fund of the State.

Credits

Added by Acts 1990, c. 594. Renumbered from Business Occupations and Professions § 15.5-706 by Acts 1994, c. 3, § 13, eff. Feb. 28, 1994. Amended by Acts 2001, c. 187, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2001; Acts 2001, c. 470, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2001; Acts 2002, c. 19, § 1, eff. April 9, 2002; Acts 2019, c. 746, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2019.
MD Code, Business Occupations & Professions, § 16-706, MD BUS OCCUP & PROF § 16-706
Current through legislation effective through April 9, 2023, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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