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Article - Education


    (a)    Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section and subject to the provisions of subsection (d) of this section, a person who violates any provision of this subtitle or any rule or regulation adopted under this subtitle is subject to a civil penalty imposed in a civil action not exceeding $1,000 for each violation.

    (b)    (1)    A person who violates § 9.5–304(a) or (c) of this subtitle and is served a civil citation under that section is subject to a civil penalty as follows:

            (i)    $250 for the first violation;

            (ii)    $500 for the second violation; and

            (iii)    $1,000 for the third and each subsequent violation.

        (2)    Any money collected under this subsection shall be deposited into the General Fund of the State.

        (3)    Any person served with a citation under this subsection may appeal the citation to the Office of Administrative Hearings in accordance with § 10–205 of the State Government Article.

    (c)    Each day a violation occurs is a separate violation under this section.

    (d)    The total amount of civil penalties imposed in an action under this section may not exceed $5,000.

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