Md. Code Regs. 33.18.01.02 - Civil Penalties

1st Offense

2nd Offense

3rd and Subsequent Offenses

A. Disbursement made by unauthorized individual

(1) If made by a person other than the responsible officers or candidate

$ 500

$ 1,000

$ 1,000

(2) If made by a candidate

$ 1,000

$ 1,000

$ 1,000

(3) If made by the chairman and not in accordance with Election Law Article, § 13-218(d), Annotated Code of Maryland

$ 500

$ 1,000

$ 1,000

B. Failure to maintain a campaign bank account

(1) No bank account

$ 100

$ 500

$ 1,000

(2) Used personal or other account controlled by the responsible officers or candidate

$ 1,000

$ 1,000

$ 1,000

C. Disbursement by unauthorized methods

(1) Credit card disbursement

$ 200

$ 1,000

$ 1,000

(2) Cash disbursement greater than $25

$ 200

$ 1,000

$ 1,000

(3) Non-check disbursement for walk-around services

$ 200

$ 500

$ 1,000

D. Failure to maintain account books and records

(1) Loan documents

$ 500

$ 1,000

$ 1,000

(2) Bank records

$ 1,000

$ 1,000

$ 1,000

(3) Expenditure records

$ 200

$ 500

$ 1,000

(4) Campaign contribution records or receipts

$ 200

$ 500

$ 1,000

(5) Records for lump sum entries

$ 200

$ 500

$ 1,000

E. Failure to report contribution(s) on a campaign finance report

(1) Less than 10 contributions

$50

$ 350

$ 1,000

(2) Between 10 and 20 contributions

$150

$ 600

$ 1,000

(3) More than 20 contributions

$ 600

$ 1,000

$ 1,000

(4) Knowingly and willfully failed to disclose a contribution

$ 1,000

$ 1,000

$ 1,000

F. Failure to report expenditure(s) on a campaign finance report

(1) Less than 10 expenditures

$50

$ 350

$ 1,000

(2) Between 10 and 20 expenditures

$150

$ 600

$ 1,000

(3) More than 20 expenditures

$ 600

$ 1,000

$ 1,000

(4) Knowingly and willfully failed to disclose an expenditure

$ 1,000

$ 1,000

$ 1,000

G. Failure to include authority line or authority line is insufficient

(1) No Authority Line

$250

$ 1,000

$ 1,000

(2) Present but missing one or more requirements

$50

$ 300

$ 750

H. Failure to retain a copy of campaign material

$ 500

$ 1,000

$ 1,000

I. Failure to receive affirmative consent by the contributor or donor for a recurring contribution or donation

$500

$1,000

$1,000

J. Failure to report contribution(s) on a statement required under Election Law Article, §14-1014, or General Provisions Article, § 5-716, Annotated Code of Maryland

(1) Less than 10 contributions

$50

$350

$1,000

(2) Between 10 and 20 contributions

$150

$600

$1,000

(3) More than 20 contributions

$600

$1,000

$1,000

(4) Knowingly and willfully failed to disclose a contribution

$1,000

$1,000

$1,000

K. Failure to make a monetary contribution or donation in United States currency in violation of Election Law Article, § 13-238, Annotated Code of Maryland

$750

$1000

$1000

L. Failure to make a monetary disbursement or expenditure in United States currency in violation of Election Law Article, § 13-250, Annotated Code of Maryland

$750

$1000

$1000

Notes

Md. Code Regs. 33.18.01.02
Effective date: 41:15 Md. R. 893, eff.8/4/2014 ; amended effective 50:10 Md. R. 407, eff. 5/29/2023; amended effective 50:25 Md. R. 1090, eff. 12/25/2023

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