Maryland Commission on Civil Rights – Civil Penalties

Bill Number:  SB0271

Bill Sponsor(s):  Senator Lee

Subject:  Judicial Proceedings

Bill Summary:

Increasing certain civil penalties the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights is authorized to seek if it finds that a respondent has engaged in a discriminatory act regarding public accommodations and certain actions by persons licensed or regulated by a unit in the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation; providing that certain maximum penalty amounts do not apply if a certain discriminatory act is determined to be malicious; requiring any civil penalties collected under the Act be paid to the complainant, not the general fund; etc.

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