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MOTOR ACCIDENT INSURANCE ACT 1994 - SECT 87RM
Forfeiture by commission decision
87RM Forfeiture by commission decision
(1) The commission may decide a seized thing is forfeited to the State if an
(a) after making reasonable inquiries, can not find an
(b) after making reasonable efforts, can not return it to an owner;
(c) reasonably believes it is necessary to keep the thing to prevent it
being used to commit the offence against section 74 (1) or (2) , 75 or 87T
for which it was seized.
(2) However, the authorised person is not required
(a) make inquiries if it would be unreasonable to make inquiries to find
an owner; or
(b) make efforts if it would be unreasonable to make efforts to
return the thing to an owner.
Example for paragraph (b)—
The owner of the
thing has migrated to another country.
(3) Regard must be had to the
thing’s condition, nature and value in deciding—
(a) whether it is
reasonable to make inquiries or efforts; and
(b) if inquiries or efforts are
made—what inquiries or efforts, including the period over which they are
made, are reasonable.
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