39-9-301. Business practices -- penalty. (1) Except as provided in 39-9-205, a person who has registered under one name as provided in this chapter may not engage in the business or act in the capacity of a construction contractor or a home inspector under any other name unless that name also is registered under this chapter.
(2) Use of a falsified registration number in connection with a solicitation or identification as a construction contractor or a home inspector is prohibited.
(3) A partner, associate, agent, salesperson, solicitor, officer, or employee of a construction contractor or a home inspector shall use a true name and address at all times while engaged in the business or capacity of a construction contractor or a home inspector or in activities related to a construction contractor or a home inspector.
(4) (a) The finding of a violation of this section by the department at a hearing held in accordance with the Montana Administrative Procedure Act subjects the person who commits the violation to a penalty of not more than $5,000, as determined by the department. The required hearing may be held by telephone or by videoconference. A penalty collected under this section must be deposited in the state special revenue account to the credit of the department for administration and enforcement of this chapter.
(b) Penalties under this section do not apply to a violation that is determined to be an inadvertent error.