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Title 9 : Commerce and Trade

Chapter 097A : PRECIOUS METAL DEALERS

(Cite as: 9 V.S.A. § 3890)
  • § 3890. Penalties

    (a) Except as otherwise provided in this section, a person who violates a provision of this chapter shall be assessed a civil penalty of not more than $1,000.00.

    (b) A person who operates as a precious metal dealer without the certification required by section 3882 of this title shall be:

    (1) for a first offense, imprisoned for not more than six months or fined not more than $10,000.00, or both;

    (2) for a second or subsequent offense, imprisoned not more than three years or fined not more than $50,000.00, or both.

    (c) A person who violates a provision of sections 3885-3888 of this title shall be:

    (1) for a first offense, imprisoned for not more than six months or fined not more than $10,000.00, or both;

    (2) for a second or subsequent offense, imprisoned not more than three years or fined not more than $50,000.00, or both.

    (d) The Attorney General or a State's Attorney shall have the authority to pursue an injunction to prohibit the conduct of a person in violation of this chapter.

    (e) For purposes of this section, each transaction in which a person violates a provision of this chapter shall constitute a single violation, regardless of the number of violations of this chapter that occur in the transaction. (Added 2013, No. 196 (Adj. Sess.), § 3, eff. Jan. 1, 2015.)