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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 10H: Fines for categories of violations

Section 10H. (a) For the purposes of this section, ''person'' shall mean a natural person, corporation, association, partnership or other legal entity or other legal agency or political subdivision of the commonwealth.

(b) A person notified to appear before the clerk of a district court as provided in section 10G for:

(i) a violation of the regulations promulgated pursuant to section 11B, the regulations promulgated pursuant to chapter 90B, the rules and regulations of the division of fisheries and wildlife regulating activity on land under the management of the division or for a violation of section 2 to 4, inclusive, 5, 5A, 6, 7, subsection (b) of section 9, section 12, 12A or 13A of said chapter 90B may so appear within the time specified and pay a fine of $50;

(ii) a violation of sections 21 to 24, inclusive, of said chapter 90B may so appear and pay a fine of $250;

(iii) a violation of section 5C of said chapter 90B may so appear and pay a fine of $2,000;

(iv) a violation of the regulations promulgated pursuant to section 17A, of section 18, 19, 30, 31, 33 to 36, inclusive, 51, 51A, 66, 69 to 72, inclusive, 100C or 102 of chapter 130 may so appear and pay a fine of $100;

(v) a violation of section 13, 17, 21, 29, 37, 38, 38A, 39, 41, 41A, 44, 44A, 44B, 47, 49, 80, 81, 82, 92, 100A, 100B or 106 of said chapter 130 may so appear and pay a fine of $200;

(vi) a violation of section 23, 25, 67, 68, 75, 95 or 100D of said chapter 130 may so appear and pay a fine of $400;

(vii) a violation of section 73 of chapter 131 may so appear and pay a fine of $500;

(viii) a violation of section 17, 17A, 34, 35, 37, 41, 41A, 44, 44A, 44B or 95, of the regulations promulgated pursuant to section 100A or of section 100B or 100C of said chapter 130 may so appear and pay, in addition to the applicable fine specified in this section, a supplemental fine of $10 per fish; provided, however, that for the purpose of this paragraph, the term ''fish'' shall have the meaning provided in section 1 of said chapter 130, but shall not include bi-valve shellfish;

(ix) a violation of section 21A, 60 to 65A, inclusive, 68, 75A or 77A of said chapter 131 may so appear and pay a fine of $200; or

(x) a violation of subsection (b), (c) or (e) of section 8 of said chapter 90B or any other violation of said chapter 131 may so appear and pay a fine of $100.