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SEC. 45.44.  PENALTY.
   (Added by Ord. No. 185,797, Eff. 11/25/18.)
 
   A.   Violation of any provision of Section 45.42 shall be punishable in accordance with Subdivision (m) of Section 11.00 of this Code.
 
   B.   Subsection A. notwithstanding, any person who violates any provision of Section 45.42 for the purpose of, or with the intent of, harassing or intimidating a tenant, prospective tenant, occupant, or prospective occupant; retaliating against a tenant, prospective tenant, occupant, or prospective occupant for the exercise of his or her rights; influencing a tenant or occupant to vacate a dwelling, or recovering possession of the dwelling; shall be punishable by a fine of $1,000 and by imprisonment in the County Jail for a period of not more than six months.  Nothing in this subsection requires a landlord to actually or constructively evict a tenant in order to be in violation.