33.18.01.04

.04 Civil Citation.

A. The assessed civil penalty shall be included in the civil citation issued by the State Board in accordance with Election Law Article, §13-604.1(i), Annotated Code of Maryland.

B. The civil penalty issued under Regulation .02D(4) or (5) of this chapter shall include:

(1) The civil citation; and

(2) Remittance of the contribution to the Fair Campaign Financing Fund.

C. The civil citation issued in accordance with Election Law Article, §13-604.1(i), Annotated Code of Maryland may not include a civil penalty greater than $500 for each violation.

D. The State Board shall issue a civil citation seeking a civil penalty for violations pursuant to Election Law Article, §13-235, Annotated Code of Maryland.

E. The State Board shall permit a reduction in the assessment of a civil penalty without the issuance of a civil citation if the candidate or political committee voluntarily reports or agrees to the violation.