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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 5: Engagement in business or work without compliance with statutes; enforcement

[ First paragraph effective until November 7, 2016. For text effective November 7, 2016, see below.]

  Section 5. Any person, firm or corporation, or employee thereof, and any representative, member or officer of such firm or corporation individually, entering upon or engaging in the business and work hereinbefore defined, without having complied with this chapter, shall for the first offence be punished by a fine of not less than ten nor more than one hundred dollars, and for a subsequent offence by a fine of not less than fifty nor more than five hundred dollars or by imprisonment in the house of correction for six months, or both.

[ First paragraph as amended by 2016, 218, Sec. 222 effective November 7, 2016. For text effective until November 7, 2016, see above.]

  Any person, firm or corporation, or employee thereof, and any representative, member or officer of such firm or corporation individually, entering upon or engaging in the business and work hereinbefore defined, without having complied with this chapter, shall for the first offence be punished by a fine of not less than $1,000 and not more than $1,500, for a second offence by a fine of not less than $1,500 and not more than $2,000 and for each subsequent offence by a fine of not less than $2,000 and not more than $2,500 or by imprisonment in the house of correction for six months, or both.

  The examiners and the inspectors of wires in each city and town, as defined in section thirty-two of chapter one hundred and sixty-six, shall be charged with the enforcement of this chapter. They shall have all necessary powers to require compliance therewith, including the power to institute and prosecute proceedings in the superior court department of the trial court.