55:13B-11.1. Criminal offenses
The penalties contained in this section are in addition to any other penalties which may be imposed for a violation of P.L. 1979, c. 496 (C. 55:13B-1 et seq.).
a. A person who knowingly owns or operates a boarding or rooming house without a valid license issued pursuant to section 7 of P.L. 1979, c. 496 (C. 55:13B-7) commits a disorderly persons offense.
b. An owner or operator of a boarding or rooming house who knowingly fails to correct or abate any violation within the time period specified in a notice or report of violation or any order of the Commissioner of Community Affairs rendered as a result of an inspection conducted by the Department of Community Affairs or any duly authorized municipal or county inspector commits a disorderly persons offense.
c. An owner or operator of a boarding or rooming house who knowingly fails to comply with an order of the commissioner issued after a finding of imminent hazard pursuant to section 11 of P.L. 1979, c. 496 (C. 55:13B-11) commits a crime of the fourth degree.
d. Where a corporation is the owner or operator of a boarding or rooming house, the corporate officers, as well as the corporation, are liable for violations of subsections a., b. and c. of this section.
e. It is no defense to a violation of this section that the owner or operator of the rooming or boarding house has not collected rent, or has been unable to collect rent, from the residents of the premises.
L. 1985, c. 413, s. 2.
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