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SECTION 373
Certain cities; sanitary codes; violations and penalties
Public Health (PBH) CHAPTER 45, ARTICLE 3, TITLE 4
§ 373. Certain cities; sanitary codes; violations and penalties. 1.
The sanitary code of a city having a population of less than one hundred
seventy-five thousand may provide for specific penalties for any
violation thereof not exceeding one thousand dollars for each offense.

2. Except where specific penalty is so provided for, any person who
violates or who fails to comply with any provision of the sanitary code,
or of any rule, regulation, order or special direction duly made
thereunder or authorized by this article, shall forfeit and pay to the
city a penalty not to exceed one thousand dollars for each and every
offense.

3. All suits and proceedings authorized by this article or to recover
any penalty provided for in the sanitary code, or by this article, shall
be brought by and in the name of the city, but no fees or costs shall be
demanded or recovered from the commissioner of health or health officer
of the city, or any officer thereof, in such suit or proceeding or
action.

4. Any person who shall wilfully violate, neglect or refuse to comply
with any provision or requirement of this article, or of any provision
of the sanitary code of a city, or of any rule, regulation, order or
special direction duly made thereunder, or authorized by this article
shall in addition to the penalty or penalties therein or herein
prescribed also be guilty of a misdemeanor.