A. The Secretary may issue administrative orders to enforce the provisions of this chapter and Agriculture Article, Title 9.5 (Invasive Plants Prevention and Control), Annotated Code of Maryland, as follows:
(1) Order any person to cease propagating, importing, transferring, selling, purchasing, transporting, or introducing any living part of a Tier 1 invasive plant in the State;
(2) Order the condemnation and seizure of any Tier 1 plant owned or possessed by any person who violates §9.5-302(a)(2) of the Agriculture Article, Annotated Code of Maryland;
(3) Order the marking or tagging in a conspicuous manner of a Tier 1 plant owned or controlled by any person subject to an order of the Secretary under this chapter;
(4) Order any person, on notice from the Secretary, to dispose of any Tier 1 plant that is held in violation of this Chapter or in violation of Agriculture Article, Title 9.5, Annotated Code of Maryland, in a manner that renders all plant parts nonviable, or allow a person to return a Tier 1 plant to the out-of-State supplier of the plant, as approved in advance by the Secretary;
(5) Order a person to make any Tier 1 plant available to the Secretary for destruction if the person has failed to dispose of the Tier 1 plant as ordered by the Secretary and require that person to pay any destruction cost;
(6) Order any person to cease selling or offering for sale at any retail outlet a Tier 2 invasive plant until the retail outlet posts in a conspicuous manner in proximity to all Tier 2 plant displays a sign identifying the plants as Tier 2 plants;
(7) Order any person to cease providing landscaping services to plant or supply for planting a Tier 2 invasive plant, if the person fails to provide the customer with a list of Tier 2 invasive plants; or
(8) Order a person to take any action that the Secretary considers necessary to enforce the requirements of Agriculture Article, Title 9.5, Annotated Code of Maryland.
B. A person who violates any order issued by the Secretary is subject to a civil penalty not to exceed $500 for each violation.