2013 Mississippi Code
Title 75 - REGULATION OF TRADE, COMMERCE AND INVESTMENTS
Chapter 49 - FACTORY-BUILT HOMES
§ 75-49-19 - Violations; penalties; exceptions
(1) Any person who knowingly and willfully violates any of the provisions of this chapter or any rules and regulations made hereunder shall be liable to the State of Mississippi for a civil penalty of not more than One Thousand Dollars ($ 1,000.00) for each such violation. Each violation of a provision of this chapter or a rule or regulation made hereunder shall constitute a separate violation with respect to each factory-built home or with respect to each failure or refusal to allow or perform an act required thereby, except that the maximum civil penalty may not exceed one million dollars ($ 1,000,000.00) for any related series of violations occurring within one (1) year from the date of the first violation.
(2) An individual, or a director, officer or agent of a corporation, who knowingly and willfully violates any of the provisions of this chapter or any rules and regulations made hereunder in a manner which threatens the health and safety of any purchaser of a factory-built home is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not more than one thousand dollars ($ 1,000.00) or imprisoned not more than one (1) year, or both.
(3) This chapter shall not apply to any person who establishes that he did not have reason to know in the exercise of due care that such factory-built home is not in conformity with applicable factory-built construction and safety standards, or to any person who, before to such first purchase, holds a certificate issued by the manufacturer or importer of such factory-built home to the effect that such factory-built home conforms to all applicable factory-built home construction and safety standards, unless such person knows that such factory-built home does not so conform.
(4) An individual, or a director, officer or agent of a corporation, who knowingly and willfully fails to obtain the applicable license under this chapter and who is required to obtain such license under this chapter, and who may knowingly and willfully violate any provisions of this chapter or any rules and regulations made hereafter with respect to the manufacture of, selling or distribution of, safe anchoring and blocking of a factory-built home when intended to be used for human habitation is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not more than One Thousand Dollars ($ 1,000.00) or imprisoned not more than one (1) year, or both.
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