144. A transit authority may, by by-law approved by the city adopting its budget, prescribe
(1) standards of safety and conduct to be observed by passengers in the rolling stock and immovables operated by the transit authority;
(2) conditions regarding the possession and use of any transportation ticket issued under its authority;
(3) conditions regarding the immovables operated by the transit authority and the persons using them.
The by-law of a transit authority must be published in a newspaper distributed in its area of jurisdiction and may determine, among its provisions, those the contravention of which constitutes an offence entailing a fine in an amount that may be fixed or that may, depending on the circumstances, vary between a minimum and a maximum amount.
For a first offence, the fixed amount or maximum amount may not exceed $500 if the offender is a natural person or $1,000 if the offender is a legal person. In the case of a second or subsequent conviction, those amounts shall be doubled. The minimum amount shall not be less than $25.
2001, c. 23, s. 144; 2001, c. 66, s. 38.