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INFRINGEMENTS ACT 2006 - SECT 17

Enforcement agency can refer matter to Court or Children's Court

S. 17(1) amended by No. 32/2006 s. 12(2).

    (1)     Subject to subsection (3), an enforcement agency may refer a matter for which an infringement notice has been served to the Court

        (a)     in the case of a lodgeable infringement offence, at any time before an enforcement order is made;

        (b)     in the case of any other infringement offence, at any time before the expiry of the period for bringing a proceeding in relation to the offence to which the infringement notice relates.

    (2)     This section does not apply to infringement offences to which the following provisions apply—

S. 17(2)(a) amended by No. 32/2006 s. 12(3).

        (a)     sections 89A to 89D of the Road Safety Act 1986 ;

S. 17(2)(b) amended by No. 6/2010 s. 203(1)
(Sch. 6 item 26.3) (as amended by No. 45/2010 s. 22), substituted by No. 29/2016 s. 97.

        (b)     section 95 of the Transport (Safety Schemes Compliance and Enforcement) Act 2014 ;

S. 17(2)(c) amended by No. 65/2010 s. 420(Sch. 3 item 8).

        (c)     sections 61A and 61BA of the Marine (Drug, Alcohol and Pollution Control) Act 1988 .

S. 17(3) inserted by No. 32/2006 s. 12(4), amended by No. 68/2009 s. 97(Sch. item 70.4).

    (3)     In the case of an infringement notice served on a child, an enforcement agency may withdraw the infringement notice and file a charge-sheet and summons in the Children's Court for the matter to be dealt with at any time—

S. 17(3)(a) amended by No. 48/2006 ss 40(2), 42(Sch. item 18.3).

        (a)     in the case of an infringement offence for which an infringement penalty may be registered under clause 4 of Schedule 3 to the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005 , before an enforcement order under that Schedule is made;

        (b)     in the case of any other infringement offence, before the expiry of the period for bringing a proceeding in relation to the offence to which the infringement notice relates.



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