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INFRINGEMENTS ACT 2006 - SECT 46

Payment plans available in certain circumstances[1]

S. 46(1) amended by Nos 32/2006 s. 24(1), 59/2017 s. 119(1).

    (1)     A natural person, including a child, served with an infringement notice may apply to an enforcement agency for a payment plan to pay the infringement penalty and any penalty reminder notice fee in respect of the infringement offence to which the infringement notice relates.

    (2)     An application under subsection (1) may be made—

S. 46(2)(a) substituted by No. 32/2006 s. 24(2).

        (a)     in the case of—

              (i)     a lodgeable infringement offence for which an infringement notice was served on a person other than a child, at any time before the details of the infringement penalty in respect of that offence are lodged with an infringements registrar under section 54; or

S. 46(2)(a)(ii) amended by No. 48/2006 ss 40(2), 42(Sch. item 18.4).

              (ii)     an infringement offence for which an infringement notice was served
on a child, at any time before the infringement penalty in respect of that offence is registered with the Children's Court under clause 4 of Schedule 3 to the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005 ; and

S. 46(2)(b) amended by No. 32/2006 s. 24(3).

        (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, whether in the Court or the Children's Court, as the case requires.

    (3)     An enforcement agency must offer a payment plan to a person who applies under subsection (1) if the person meets the eligibility criteria set out in the guidelines.

    (4)     An enforcement agency may offer a payment plan to a person who applies under subsection (1) if the enforcement agency decides, in its discretion, that the person should be offered a payment plan.

    (5)     An enforcement agency may offer a payment plan

        (a)     by arrangement and management of a payment plan for the person to whom it applies by that agency; or

S. 46(5)(b) amended by No. 59/2017 s. 119(3).

        (b)     by referring the infringement penalty and penalty reminder notice fee in respect of any infringement offence to the Secretary for management by a payment plan.



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