2018 Maryland Code
General Provisions
Title 3 - Open Meetings Act
Subtitle 4 - Enforcement
§ 3-402. Penalty

  • (a) In general. -- In accordance with ยง 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.

  • (b) Determination of fine. -- 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.

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