2013 Maryland Code
TRANSPORTATION
§ 27-110 - Penalty for failure to pay electronic toll [Effective until July 1, 2013].


MD Transp Code § 27-110 (2013) What's This?

§27-110.

(a) The Administration may not register or transfer the registration of any vehicle involved in a failure to pay a toll violation under § 21-1414 of this article if:

(1) It is notified by the Maryland Transportation Authority that a registered owner who has received a notice of violation of § 21-1414 of this article has failed to either:

(i) Pay the toll and the civil penalty for the violation by the date specified in the notice of violation; or

(ii) File a notice of intention to contest liability for the violation; or

(2) It is notified by the District Court that a person who elected to contest liability for a violation of § 21-1414 of this article has failed to appear for trial.

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this section, the Administration may suspend the registration of a vehicle involved in a failure to pay a toll violation under § 21-1414 of this article if notified by the Maryland Transportation Authority that the violator is a chronic offender.

(c) In conjunction with the Maryland Transportation Authority, the Administration may adopt rules and regulations to define chronic offender and to develop procedures to carry out the suspension and refusal to register or transfer registration authorized by this section.

(d) The procedures specified in this section are in addition to any other penalty provided by law for the failure to pay a toll or appear for trial for a failure to pay a toll violation under § 21-1414 of this article.

§ 27-110 - Penalty for failure to pay electronic toll [Effective July 1, 2013].

(a) Refusal or suspension of registration. -- The Administration shall refuse or suspend the registration of any motor vehicle incurring a toll violation under § 21-1414 of this article if:

(1) It is notified by the Maryland Transportation Authority that a registered owner has been served with a citation in accordance with § 21-1414 of this article and:

(i) Has failed to pay the video toll and the civil penalty for the toll violation by the date specified in the citation; or

(ii) Has failed to contest liability for the toll violation by the date identified and in the manner specified in the citation; or

(2) It is notified by the Maryland Transportation Authority or the District Court that a person who elected to contest liability for a toll violation under § 21-1414 of this article has failed to appear for trial or has been determined to be guilty of the toll violation and has failed to pay the video toll and related civil penalty.

(b) Regulations. -- In conjunction with the Maryland Transportation Authority, the Administration may adopt regulations and develop procedures to carry out the refusal or suspension of a registration as authorized by this section.

(c) Penalties are additional. -- The procedures specified in this section are in addition to any other penalty provided by law for toll violations under § 21-1414 of this article.

(d) Provisions applicable to reciprocal agreements between jurisdictions. -- The provisions of this section may be applied to enforce a reciprocal agreement entered into by the State and another jurisdiction in accordance with § 21-1415 of this article.

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