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(a)(1) A person may not knowingly require a purchaser or consignee to receive obscene matter as a condition to a sale, allocation, consignment, or delivery for resale of a paper, magazine, book, periodical, publication, or other merchandise.
(2) In response to a person's return of or failure to accept obscene matter, a person may not knowingly:
(i) deny or revoke a franchise;
(ii) threaten to deny or revoke a franchise; or
(iii) impose a financial or other penalty.
(b) A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to:
(1) for a first violation, imprisonment not exceeding 1 year or a fine not exceeding $1,000 or both; and
(2) for each subsequent violation, imprisonment not exceeding 3 years or a fine not exceeding $5,000 or both.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Maryland Code, Criminal Law § 11-206 - last updated December 31, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/md/criminal-law/md-code-crim-law-sect-11-206/
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