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§ 14-209. Fines or penalties for nonperformance of contracts

West's Annotated Code of MarylandPublic Safety

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Public Safety (Refs & Annos)
Title 14. Emergency Management (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 2. Civil Relief During Emergency Periods (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Public Safety, § 14-209
Formerly cited as MD CODE Art. 16A, § 14;  MD CODE Art. 16A, § 18
§ 14-209. Fines or penalties for nonperformance of contracts
No accrual during stay
(a) If an action for compliance with the terms of a contract is stayed under this subtitle, a fine or penalty does not accrue because of failure to comply with the terms of the contract during the period of the stay.
Relief against enforcement
(b) A court may provide relief against the enforcement of a fine or penalty for nonperformance of a contract if the court finds that:
(1) a person failed to perform an obligation and a fine or penalty for nonperformance was incurred;
(2) the fine or penalty was incurred during the period that the person was a person in emergency management service or person suffering injury or damage; and
(3) the ability of the person to pay the fine or penalty or perform the obligation was materially impaired because the person was a person in emergency management service or person suffering injury or damage.

Credits

Added by Acts 2003, c. 5, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2003.
MD Code, Public Safety, § 14-209, MD PUBLIC SAFETY § 14-209
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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