2010 Maryland Code
BUSINESS REGULATION
TITLE 9A - HEATING, VENTILATION, AIR-CONDITIONING, AND REFRIGERATION CONTRACTORS
Subtitle 5 - Violations; Penalties
Section 505 - Penalties.

§ 9A-505. Penalties.
 

(a)  Violation of §§ 9A-501 through 9A-504.-  

(1) In this section, "officer" includes a superintendent, manager, or agent of a corporation regardless of whether the corporation provides heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, or refrigeration services. 

(2) Any person, including an officer, who violates § 9A-501, § 9A-502, § 9A-503, or § 9A-504 of this subtitle is guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction is subject to a fine not exceeding $1,000 or imprisonment not exceeding 6 months or both and, on a second or subsequent conviction, subject to a fine not exceeding $5,000 or imprisonment not exceeding 2 years or both. 

(b)  Violation of insurance requirement.- Any person who violates any provision of § 9A-402 of this title is guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction is subject to a fine not exceeding $1,000 or imprisonment not exceeding 6 months or both. 

(c)  Other violations of title.-  

(1) Except as otherwise provided by this title, the Board 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 Board 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 Board shall pay any penalty collected under this subsection into the General Fund of the State. 
 

[1992, ch. 649; 2001, chs. 43, 187; 2004, ch. 25, § 6.] 
 

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