2015 Tennessee Code
Title 62 - Professions, Businesses and Trades
Chapter 6 - Contractors and Contracting
Part 1 - General Provisions
§ 62-6-134 - Violations by residential contractors -- Penalties.
(a) For each violation of § 62-6-133 by a residential contractor, the board is authorized to impose a civil penalty in an amount not to exceed twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) after notice and an opportunity for a hearing. The penalty shall be in addition to any other penalty authorized pursuant to this part.
(b) In addition to the civil penalty authorized pursuant to subsection (a), a violation of § 62-6-133 shall be construed to constitute an unfair or deceptive act or practice affecting the conduct of trade or commerce under the Tennessee Consumer Protection Act of 1977, compiled in title 47, chapter 18, part 1; and, as such, the private right of action remedy under the Tennessee Consumer Protection Act of 1977 shall be available to any person who suffers an ascertainable loss of money or property, real, personal or mixed, or any other article, commodity or thing of value wherever situated as a result of the violation.
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