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LEGISLATION (PENALTY UNITS) AMENDMENT BILL 2009
THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY
FOR THE AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL
Units) Amendment Bill 2009
A Bill for
An Act to amend the Legislation Act
The Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory enacts as
1 Name of Act
This Act is the Legislation (Penalty Units) Amendment Act
This Act commences on the day after its notification day.
Note The naming and commencement provisions automatically commence
on the notification day (see Legislation Act, s 75 (1)).
3 Legislation amended
This Act amends the Legislation Act 2001.
Section 133 (1)
(1) In a law, if a penalty for an offence is expressed as a number
(whether whole or fractional) of penalty units, the penalty for the offence is a
fine of that number of penalty units.
(1A) A penalty unit is—
(a) for an offence committed by an individual—$110; or
(b) for an offence committed by a corporation—$550.
‘Maximum penalty: 10 penalty units.’ means that a person who is
convicted of the relevant offence is liable to a maximum fine of 10 penalty
• If the person is an individual, the maximum fine is, therefore, $1
100 ($110 x 10).
• If the person is a corporation, the maximum fine is, therefore, $5
500 ($550 x 10).
Note An example is part of the Act, is not exhaustive and may
extend, but does not limit, the meaning of the provision in which it appears
(see s 126 and s 132).
1 Presentation speech
Presentation speech made in the Legislative Assembly on 2009.
Notified under the Legislation Act on 2009.
3 Republications of amended laws
For the latest republication of amended laws, see
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