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§ 3-402. Penalty

West's Annotated Code of MarylandGeneral ProvisionsEffective: October 1, 2014

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
General Provisions (Refs & Annos)
Title 3. Open Meetings Act (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 4. Enforcement (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2014
MD Code, General Provisions, § 3-402
Formerly cited as MD CODE, SG, § 10-511
§ 3-402. Penalty
In general
(a) In accordance with § 3-401 of this subtitle, a public body that willfully meets with knowledge that the meeting is being held in violation of this subtitle is subject to a civil penalty not to exceed:
(1) $250 for the first violation; and
(2) $1,000 for each subsequent violation that occurs within 3 years after the first violation.
Determination of fine
(b) When determining the amount of a fine under subsection (a) of this section, the court shall consider the financial resources available to the public body and the ability of the public body to pay the fine.


Added by Acts 2014, c. 94, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2014.
MD Code, General Provisions, § 3-402, MD GEN PROVIS § 3-402
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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