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INFRINGEMENTS ACT 2006 - SCHEDULE

SCHEDULE

        13     Infringements Act 2006

    13.1     In section 3(1) insert the following definitions—

""heavy vehicle" has the same meaning as in the Heavy Vehicle National Law (Victoria);

"Regulator" has the same meaning as in the Heavy Vehicle National Law (Victoria);".

    13.2     In the heading to section 112 after " VicRoads " insert " or the Regulator ".

    13.3     After section 112(1) insert

    "(1A)     The sheriff may direct the Regulator to suspend the registration of a heavy vehicle under the Heavy Vehicle National Law (Victoria) if the person who is the registered operator of a heavy vehicle is a person in default, until the sheriff notifies the Regulator that the suspension has ceased in accordance with section 113.".

    13.4     In section 112—

        (a)     in subsection (2)—

              (i)     after "subsection (1)" insert "or (1A)";

              (ii)     after "VicRoads" insert "or the Regulator";

        (b)     in subsection (2)(b) after "subsection (1)" insert "or (1A)";

        (c)     in subsection (2)(c) after "subsection (1)" insert "or (1A)";

        (d)     in subsection (3) after "subsection (1)" insert "or (1A)";

        (e)     in subsection (3A) after "subsection (1)" insert "or (1A)";

        (f)     in subsection (3B) after "subsection (1)" insert "or (1A)".

    13.5     In section 113—

        (a)     after "VicRoads" insert "or the Regulator (as the case requires)";

        (b)     for "or trailer" substitute ", trailer or heavy vehicle";

        (c)     in paragraph (j) for "or trailer" substitute ", trailer or heavy vehicle".

    13.6     In the heading to section 114 omit " motor ".

    13.7     In section 114—

        (a)     in subsection (2)—

              (i)     after "VicRoads" (wherever occurring) insert "or the Regulator (as the case requires)";

              (ii)     for "motor vehicle or trailer" substitute "motor vehicle, heavy vehicle or trailer";

        (b)     in subsection (4) after "VicRoads" insert "or the Regulator";

        (c)     in subsection (4)(a) for "motor vehicle or trailer" (wherever occurring) substitute "motor vehicle, heavy vehicle or trailer";

        (d)     in subsection (5) for "or trailer" substitute "or heavy vehicle or trailer".

    13.8     In section 115—

        (a)     after "VicRoads" insert "or the Regulator";

        (b)     for "motor vehicle" substitute "motor vehicle, heavy vehicle";

        (c)     in paragraph (j) for "motor vehicle" substitute "motor vehicle, heavy vehicle".

    13.9     In section 116—

        (a)     in subsection (1) for "motor vehicle" (wherever occurring) substitute "motor vehicle, heavy vehicle";

        (b)     in subsection (1) after "VicRoads" (wherever occurring) insert "or the Regulator";

        (c)     in subsection (3)(a) for "motor vehicle" (wherever occurring) substitute "motor vehicle, heavy vehicle";

        (d)     in subsection (3)(a) after "VicRoads" insert "or the Regulator".

    13.10     In section 117—

        (a)     after "VicRoads" insert "or the Regulator";

        (b)     in paragraph (b) for "motor vehicle" substitute "motor vehicle, heavy vehicle";

        (c)     in paragraph (j) for "motor vehicle" substitute "motor vehicle, heavy vehicle".

    13.11     In section 118—

        (a)     in subsection (1) for "motor vehicle" substitute "motor vehicle, heavy vehicle";

        (b)     in subsection (1) after "this Act" insert "or the Heavy Vehicle National Law (Victoria)";

        (c)     in subsection (2) for "motor vehicle" substitute "motor vehicle, heavy vehicle".

    13.12     In section 119(1) after "VicRoads" insert "or the Regulator".

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Fines Reform Act 2014, No. 47/2014 (as amended by Nos 29/2016, 59/2017)

        203     Amendment of purposes

For section 1(a) of the Infringements Act 2006 substitute

    "(a)     to provide a framework for the issuing and serving of infringement notices; and

        (ab)     to provide a framework for internal review of a decision by an enforcement agency to serve an infringement notice; and

        (ac)     to provide for the payment of an infringement penalty by payment plan; and

        (ad)     to provide for the work and development permit scheme; and".

        204     Definitions

In section 3(1) of the Infringements Act 2006

        (a)     the definitions of "attachment of earnings order", "attachment of debts order", community corrections centre", " community corrections officer , community work permit", " director , driver licence , enforcement order", " enforcement order notice , "execution copy", fine , garnishee , "infringement offender", infringements registrar , "infringement warrant", lodgeable infringement offence", " outstanding fines , payment order , "public place", registered operator , Secretary and VicRoads are repealed ;

S. 204(b) repealed by No. 59/2017 s. 93.

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S. 205 repealed by No. 29/2016 s. 50(1).

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        206     Act to be read as one with the Fines Reform Act 2014 and Criminal Procedure Act 2009

    (1)     In the heading to section 4 of the Infringements Act 2006 after " Magistrates' Court Act 1989 " insert ", Fines Reform Act 2014 ".

    (2)     In section 4(1) of the Infringements Act 2006 , after " Magistrates' Court Act 1989 " insert ",  Fines Reform Act 2014 ".

    (3)     After section 4(3) of the Infringements Act 2006 insert

    "(4)     Expressions used in this Act and in the Fines Reform Act 2014 that are not defined in section 3 or elsewhere in this Act have the same meanings as in the Fines Reform Act 2014 .".

        207     Infringement offences to which this Act applies

    (1)     In section 7(1) of the Infringements Act 2006 , omit "lodgeable".

    (2)     Section 7(2) of the Infringements Act 2006 is repealed .

    (3)     For section 7(3) of the Infringements Act 2006 substitute

    "(3)     Subject to anything to the contrary in the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005 or this Act, this Act applies to infringement notices issued to or served on a child for an infringement offence.".

S. 207(4) repealed by No. 29/2016 s. 50(1).

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        208     Service of infringement notice

    (1)     In section 12(2) of the Infringements Act 2006 , for "14 days" substitute "7 days".

    (2)     In section 12(3) of the Infringements Act 2006 , for "28 days" substitute "21 days".

        209     Payment to be within time specified

In section 14 of the Infringements Act 2006 , for "28 days" substitute "21 days".

        210     Late payment

For section 15(b)(i) of the Infringements Act 2006 substitute

    "(i)     an infringement offence for which an infringement notice was served on a person other than a child, the outstanding amount of the infringement penalty has not been registered with the Director under the Fines Reform Act 2014 ; or".

        211     Person may elect to have matter heard in Court or Children's Court

S. 211(1) amended by No. 59/2017 s. 94.

    (1)     For section 16(1) of the Infringements Act 2006 substitute

    "(1)     Unless subsection (1A) applies, a person served with an infringement notice may elect to have the matter of the infringement offence heard and determined in the Court at any time before the outstanding amount of the infringement penalty, together with any penalty reminder notice fee are registered with the Director under the Fines Reform Act 2014 .

    (1A)     A person served with an infringement notice in respect of a non-registrable infringement offence may elect to have the matter of the infringement offence heard and determined in the Court at any time before the expiry of the period for commencing a proceeding in relation to the offence to which the infringement notice relates.".

    (2)     In section 16(3) of the Infringements Act 2006

        (a)     for "subsection (1)" substitute "subsections (1) and (1A)";

        (b)     for "bringing" substitute "commencing".

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

S. 212(1) amended by No. 59/2017 s. 95.

    (1)     For section 17(1) of the Infringements Act 2006 substitute

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

        (a)     at any time before the outstanding amount of the infringement penalty together with any penalty reminder notice fee are registered with the Director under the Fines Reform Act 2014 ; or

        (b)     if the infringement notice is in respect of a non-registrable infringement offence, at any time before the expiry of the period for commencing a proceeding in relation to the offence to which the infringement notice relates.".

    (2)     In section 17(3)(b) of the Infringements Act 2006 for "bringing" substitute "commencing".

S. 213 amended by No. 59/2017 s. 96.

        213     Withdrawal of infringement notice

For section 18(1) of the Infringements Act 2006 substitute

    "(1)     An enforcement agency may withdraw an infringement notice by serving a withdrawal notice on the person served with the infringement notice—

        (a)     unless the infringement offence is of a kind specified in paragraph (b) or (c), at any time before the outstanding amount of the infringement penalty together with any penalty reminder notice fee are registered with the Director under the Fines Reform Act 2014 ;

        (b)     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 , at any time before an enforcement order under that Schedule is made;

        (c)     in the case of a non-registrable infringement offence, at any time before the expiry of the period for commencing a proceeding in relation to the offence to which the infringement notice relates.".

S. 214 repealed by No. 29/2016 s. 50(1).

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        215     Application for internal review

S. 215(1) repealed by No. 29/2016 s. 50(1).

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    (2)     In section 22(2) of the Infringements Act 2006

S. 215(2)(a) repealed by No. 29/2016 s. 50(1).

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S. 215(2)(b) amended by No. 59/2017 s. 97.

        (b)     for paragraph (a)(i)(A) substitute

    "(A)     an infringement offence for which an infringement notice was served on a person, other than a child, at any time before the outstanding amount of an infringement penalty together with any penalty reminder notice fee are registered with the Director under the Fines Reform Act 2014 ; or".

    (3)     In section 22(2)(a)(ii) of the Infringements Act   2006

        (a)     for "in the case of any other infringement offence" substitute "in the case of a non-registrable infringement offence";

        (b)     for "bringing" substitute "commencing".

S. 215(4) repealed by No. 29/2016 s. 50(1).

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S. 216 repealed by No. 29/2016 s. 50(1).

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        217     What can an enforcement agency decide on review?

S. 217(1)(2) repealed by No. 29/2016 s. 50(1).

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S. 217(3) amended by Nos 29/2016 s. 50(2), 59/2017 s. 98(1)(2).

    (3)     For section 25(3), (4), (5) and (6) of the Infringements Act 2006 substitute

    "(3)     If an enforcement agency makes a decision under subsection (2)(a) confirming the decision to serve the infringement notice, the person served with the infringement notice must—

        (a)     pay the infringement penalty in accordance with section 26; or

        (b)     apply to the enforcement agency for a payment plan; or

        (c)     apply to the Director for a payment arrangement; or

        (d)     elect to have the matter of the infringement offence heard and determined in the Court; or

        (e)     be the subject of an application to the Director for a work and development permit.

    (4)     If an enforcement agency makes a decision under subsection (2A)(a) granting the application, the enforcement agency must serve the applicant with written notice of that decision.

    (5)     A person served with a notice under subsection (4) must, within 21 days of receiving the notice—

        (a)     pay the infringement penalty; or

        (b)     enter into a payment plan or payment arrangement; or

        (c)     nominate another person as being the person responsible for committing the offence in respect of which an infringement notice was issued; or

        (d)     apply for a review of the decision to serve an infringement notice under section 22(1)(a), (b) or (c); or

        (e)     elect to have the matter of an infringement offence heard and determined in the Court or the Children's Court (as the case requires); or

        (f)     be the subject of an application to the Director for a work and development permit.

    (6)     If an enforcement agency makes a decision under subsection (2A)(b) refusing the application, the enforcement agency must—

        (a)     serve the applicant written notice of the outcome of the review; and

        (b)     advise the applicant that the infringement penalty must be paid within 14 days of the written notice.".

S. 217(4) inserted by No. 59/2017 s. 98(3).

    (4)     After section 25(6) of the Infringements Act 2006 insert

    "(7)     A person served with a notice under subsection (6) must, within 14 days of receiving the notice—

        (a)     pay the infringement penalty; or

        (b)     apply to the enforcement agency for a payment plan; or

        (c)     apply to the Director for a payment arrangement; or

        (d)     elect to have the matter of the infringement offence heard and determined in the Court; or

        (e)     be the subject of an application to the Director for a work and development permit.".

S. 218 repealed by No. 29/2016 s. 50(1).

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        219     Penalty reminder notices

In section 29(3) of the Infringements Act 2006 , for "28 days" substitute "14 days".

Ss 220–224 repealed by No. 29/2016 s. 50(1).

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        225     Heading to Division 7 of Part 2 amended

In the heading to Division 7 of Part 2 of the Infringements Act 2006 , for " pre-lodgement stage " substitute " prior to registration under the Fines Reform Act 2014 ".

        226     Decision to go to Court—lodgeable infringement offences

    (1)     In the heading to section 40 of the Infringements Act 2006 omit " —lodgeable infringement offences ".

    (2)     In section 40(1) of the Infringements Act 2006 , for "a lodgeable" (where twice occurring) substitute "an".

    (3)     In the note at the foot of section 40(2) of the Infringements Act 2006 , for "infringement offences that are not lodgeable infringement offences" substitute "non-registrable infringement offences".

    (4)     In section 40(3) of the Infringements Act 2006 , for "a lodgeable" substitute "an".

        227     Going to Court—indictable offences

In section 40A of the Infringements Act 2006 , for "a lodgeable" substitute "an".

        228     Avoiding service

In section 41 of the Infringements Act 2006 , for "a lodgeable" substitute "an".

        229     Establishment of the central payment plan facility

Division 1 of Part 3 of the Infringements Act 2006 is repealed .

        230     Payment plans available in certain circumstances

S. 230(1) amended by No. 59/2017 s. 99(1).

    (1)     After section 46(1) of the Infringements Act 2006 insert

    "(1A)     A body corporate 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)     In section 46(2) of the Infringements Act 2006 after "subsection (1)" insert "or (1A)".

    (3)     For section 46(2)(a)(i) of the Infringements Act 2006 substitute

    "(i)     an infringement offence for which an infringement notice was served on a person other than a child, at any time before the registration for enforcement of the infringement penalty in respect of that offence with the Director under the Fines Reform Act 2014 ; or".

    (4)     In section 46(2)(b) of the Infringements Act 2006

        (a)     for "any other infringement offence" substitute "a non-registrable infringement offence".

        (b)     for "bringing" substitute "commencing".

    (5)     In section 46(3) of the Infringements Act 2006 after "subsection (1)" insert "or (1A)".

    (6)     In section 46(4) of the Infringements Act 2006 after "subsection (1)" insert "or (1A)".

    (7)     In section 46(5)(b) of the Infringements Act 2006

        (a)     for "Secretary" substitute "Director"; and

        (b)     for "plan" substitute "arrangement under the Fines Reform Act 2014 ".

S. 230(8) amended by No. 59/2017 s. 99(2).

    (8)     After section 46(5) of the Infringements Act 2006 insert

    "(6)     If an enforcement agency decides not to offer a payment plan to a person who applies under subsection (1) or (1A), the agency must serve on the person written notice of that decision specifying that—

        (a)     a payment plan will not be offered to the person; and

        (b)     the person has 21 days from the date the notice is served to pay the infringement penalty; and

        (c)     failure to pay within 21 days from the date the notice is served may result in any infringement penalty being registered for enforcement with the Director under the Fines Reform Act 2014 .

    (7)     An enforcement agency must cease any action taken to collect an infringement penalty and any penalty reminder notice fee from a person served with an infringement notice on receipt of an application made under subsection (1) or (1A) by the person until the application is determined.".

        231     Payment plans

    (1)     In section 47(1) of the Infringements Act 2006

        (a)     omit "natural";

        (b)     omit "or the Secretary".

    (2)     Section 47(3) of the Infringements Act 2006 is repealed .

        232     Section 48 substituted

For section 48 of the Infringements Act 2006 substitute

        "     48     Commencement of payment plans

A payment plan commences when the enforcement agency receives the first payment by its due date in accordance with the proposed payment plan from the person to whom that plan was offered.".

S. 233 amended by No. 59/2017 s. 100.

        233     Payment plans—additions, removals and cancellations

For section 49(3) of the Infringements Act 2006 substitute

    "(3)     If an enforcement agency withdraws an infringement notice under this Act or the Act or other instrument which establishes the infringement offence for which the infringement notice was served, the enforcement agency must remove the infringement penalty and any penalty reminder notice fee for the infringement offence in relation to the withdrawn infringement notice from a person's payment plan.

Note

See also section 48(3) of the Fines Reform Act 2014 .".

        234     New sections 49A and 49B inserted

After section 49 of the Infringements Act 2006 insert

        " 49A     Variation of payment plan

    (1)     A person to whom a payment plan applies may apply to the enforcement agency for a variation of the terms of the payment plan.

    (2)     The enforcement agency, in its discretion, may vary the terms of a payment arrangement.

    (3)     A person who applies for a variation under subsection (1) must continue to comply with the current terms of a payment plan pending a decision by the enforcement agency to vary those terms or refuse the application.

    (4)     The enforcement agency must give written notification to the applicant of the enforcement agency's decision to vary the payment plan or to refuse the application for variation as soon as practicable after the decision is made.

    (5)     If a variation is refused by the enforcement agency, the terms of the payment plan continue as they applied before the application for variation.

        49B     Addition of infringement penalties requires a new payment plan to be made

A person who has made a payment plan with an enforcement agency and who wishes to add an infringement penalty to that payment plan must apply for a new payment plan under section 46 in respect of the relevant infringement penalty.".

        235     Allocation of money received under payment plan

    (1)     In section 50(1) of the Infringements Act 2006 , omit "or the Secretary (as the case requires)".

    (2)     For section 50(2) of the Infringements Act 2006 substitute

    "(2)     The order of priority to be applied when payments under a payment plan are allocated applies to all payment plans managed by an enforcement agency.".

    (3)     In section 50(3) of the Infringements Act 2006 for "Secretary or an enforcement agency (as the case requires)" substitute "enforcement agency".

S. 235(4) amended by No. 59/2017 s. 101.

    (4)     For section 50(3)(a) of the Infringements Act 2006 substitute

    "(a)     if the person has other outstanding infringement penalties and any penalty reminder notice fee in respect of an infringement offence or outstanding notices of final demand, offer to apply the amount of the overpayment to those outstanding infringement penalties and that outstanding penalty reminder notice fee or any outstanding notices of final demand (as the case requires) if the person—

              (i)     consents to the amount being so applied; and

              (ii)     directs the agency to do so; or".

        236     Provision of current contact details

Section 51 of the Infringements Act 2006 is repealed .

        237     Section 52 substituted and new section 52A inserted

For section 52 of the Infringements Act 2006 , substitute

        "     52     Default on a payment plan results in other enforcement action

    (1)     A person defaults in the payment of a payment plan if the enforcement agency does not receive a payment in accordance with that plan within 14 days after the due date of the payment.

    (2)     If the enforcement agency does not receive a payment within the time specified in subsection (1), the enforcement agency must send a written notice to the person to whom the payment plan applies advising the person—

        (a)     that the person is in default; and

        (b)     that within 14 days of the notice, the payment plan is cancelled, unless the overdue payment is received before the expiry of that 14 day period; and

        (c)     on cancellation of the payment plan, the outstanding infringement penalty will be dealt with under this Act or enforced by other enforcement action available under the Fines Reform Act 2014 .

        52A     Enforcement action on default, cancellation or removal if payment is not complete

    (1)     Any remaining outstanding infringement penalty may be enforced by other enforcement action available under this Act or the Fines Reform Act 2014

        (a)     on the removal of an infringement penalty from payment plan under section 49(2)(a) by the person to whom the payment plan applies; or

        (b)     on the cancellation of a payment plan under section 49(2)(b) by the person to whom the payment plan applies; or

        (c)     on cancellation of the payment plan under section 52 for default; or

        (d)     if a person does not make the first payment arrangement in accordance with section 48.

    (2)     For the purposes of subsection (1), any enforcement action available is to be taken from the point which the infringement penalty to which the removal or cancellation relates had reached in the enforcement lifecycle at the time the payment plan was made for that infringement penalty.

Note

Depending on the stage that enforcement had reached before the payment plan was made, a penalty reminder notice may be served, or the infringement penalty may be registered as an infringement fine and a notice of final demand served or any sanction available under the Fines Reform Act 2014 following default may be applied.".

        238     Section 53 amended

    (1)     In the heading to section 53 of the Infringements Act 2006 , for " bringing " substitute " commencing ".

    (2)     In section 53(1)(c) of the Infringements Act 2006 for "plan." substitute "plan;".

    (3)     After section 53(1)(c) of the Infringements Act 2006 insert

    "(d)     if a person does not make the first payment in respect of a proposed payment plan in accordance with section 48, by 6 months from the due date of the first payment under that proposed payment plan.".

S. 239 substituted by No. 29/2016 s. 51.

        239     Guidelines

    (1)     In section 53A(1) of the Infringements Act 2006 , for "Secretary" (where twice occurring) substitute "Director".

    (2)     In section 53A(2) of the Infringements Act 2006 , for "Secretary" substitute "Director".

S. 239A inserted by No. 29/2016 s. 51.

        239A     Oversight and monitoring by Secretary

    (1)     In the heading to section 53B(1) of the Infringements Act 2006 , for " Secretary " substitute " Director ".

    (2)     In section 53B(1) of the Infringements Act 2006 , for "Secretary" (where twice occurring) substitute "Director".

    (3)     In section 53B(2) of the Infringements Act 2006 , for "Secretary" substitute "Director".

S. 239B inserted by No. 29/2016 s. 51.

        239B     Recommendations to enforcement agencies

In section 53C(1) and (2) of the Infringements Act 2006 , for "Secretary" substitute "Director".

S. 239C inserted by No. 29/2016 s. 51.

        239C     Reports and recommendations to Attorney-General

    (1)     In section 53D(1) of the Infringements Act 2006 , for "Secretary" (where twice occurring) substitute "Director".

    (2)     In section 53D(2) of the Infringements Act 2006 , for "Secretary" substitute "Director".

    (3)     In section 53D(3) of the Infringements Act 2006

        (a)     for "Secretary" (where four times occurring) substitute "Director";

        (b)     in paragraph (d), for "Secretary's" substitute "Director's".

    (4)     In section 53D(4) of the Infringements Act 2006 , for "Secretary" substitute "Director".

        240     Parts 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 repealed

    (1)     Parts 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 of the Infringements Act 2006 are repealed .

S. 240(2) repealed by No. 29/2016 s. 52.

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    (3)     Part 12 of the Infringements Act 2006 is repealed .

        241     Service of documents

    (1)     At the foot of section 162(1) of the Infringements Act 2006 insert

" Note

The Electronic Transactions (Victoria) Act 2000 applies to enable a document to be served electronically, including facsimile transmission and email, in accordance with that Act.".

    (2)     Section 162(2), (2A) and (3) of the Infringements Act 2006 are repealed .

    (3)     In section 162(6) of the Infringements Act 2006 , for "14 days" substitute "7 days".

        242     Service deemed despite document being returned to sender

    (1)     In section 163A(1) and (2) of the Infringements Act 2006 , for "14 days" substitute "7 days".

    (2)     The note at the foot of section 163A of the Infringements Act 2006 is repealed .

        243     Sections 164, 165 and 166 repealed

Sections 164, 165 and 166 of the Infringements Act 2006 are repealed .

        244     Regulations—provisions repealed

In section 168 of the Infringements Act 2006 , subsections (1)(a), (f), (g), (h), (i), (j), (k), (l), (n) and (o), (3)(a) and (4)(a)(iii) and (iv) are repealed .

S. 245 repealed by No. 29/2016 s. 53.

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        246     Sections 190, 191, 205, 206 and 209A repealed

Sections 190, 191, 205, 206 and 209A of the Infringements Act 2006 are repealed .

S. 247 (Heading) substituted by No. 29/2016 s. 54(1).

S. 247 amended by Nos 29/2016 s. 54(2)–(6), 59/2017 s. 102.

        247     New Division 3 inserted into Part 16

After Division 2 of Part 16 of the Infringements Act 2006 insert

" Division 3—Fines Reform Act 2014

        212     Definitions

In this Division—

"commencement day "means the day on which section 247 of the Fines Reform Act 2014 comes into operation.

    *     *     *     *     *

        214     Infringement notices and penalty reminder notices

    (1)     Subject to this Part and anything to the contrary in this Act or the Fines Reform Act 2014 , on and from the commencement day, this Act and the Fines Reform Act 2014 apply to any infringement notice irrespective of whether the infringement notice was issued before, on or after the commencement day.

    (2)     Despite subsection (1) and anything to the contrary in this Act, if an infringement notice was served on a person before the commencement day—

        (a)     the date specified in the infringement notice as the time by which the person served with the notice must pay the infringement penalty specified in the infringement notice is the date by which that person must pay that penalty, if that date is a day on or after the commencement day, irrespective of whether that date specified is more than 21 days after the infringement notice was served; and

        (b)     if any matter specified in the infringement notice conflicts with the requirements of this Act, the matter specified in the infringement notice prevails.

        (3)         Despite subsection (1) and anything to the contrary in this Act, if a penalty reminder notice was served on a person before the commencement day—

        (a)     the date specified in the penalty reminder notice as the time by which the person served with the notice must pay the infringement penalty specified and any penalty reminder notice fee is the date by which that person must pay that penalty, if that date is a day on or after the commencement day, irrespective of whether that date specified is more than 14 days after the penalty reminder notice was served; and

        (b)     if any matter specified in the penalty reminder notice conflicts with the requirements of this Act, the matter specified in the penalty reminder notice prevails.

    *     *     *     *     *

        216     Payment plans

    (1)     If, immediately before the commencement day, a payment plan was arranged and managed by an enforcement agency, on and from the commencement day, the payment plan

        (a)     continues to be managed by the enforcement agency; and

        (b)     continues on the same terms and conditions to which it was subject immediately before that day.

    (2)     If, immediately before the commencement day, a payment plan was arranged and managed by the Secretary under the central payment plan facility, on and from the commencement day, the payment plan

        (a)     is to be managed by the Director as if the payment plan were a payment arrangement under the Fines Reform Act 2014 ; and

        (b)     despite paragraph (a), continues to be subject to the same terms and conditions to which it was subject immediately before the commencement day.

        217     Guidelines, oversight and recommendations
    (1)     Despite the commencement of section 239 of the Fines Reform Act 2014 , any guidelines issued under section 53A by the Secretary before that commencement are taken to have been issued by the Director on and from that commencement.
    (2)     Despite the commencement of section 239A of the Fines Reform Act 2014 , any request made by the Secretary under section 53B(1) but not complied with under section 53B(2) before that commencement is taken on and from that commencement to have been made by the Director and must be complied with accordingly.

    (3)     Despite the commencement of section 239B of the Fines Reform Act 2014 , any recommendation made by the Secretary under section 53C(1) but not reported on by the enforcement agency under section 53C(2) before that commencement—

        (a)     is taken on and from that commencement to have been made by the Director; and

        (b)     must be reported on to the Director accordingly under section 53C(2) as in force after that commencement.

    *     *     *     *     *

".

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Fines Reform and Infringements Acts Amendment Act 2016, No. 29/2016

        90     Definitions

    (1)     In section 3(1) of the Infringements Act 2006 insert the following definitions—

"" court fine" has the same meaning as it has in the Fines Reform Act 2014 ;

"Director "has the same meaning as it has in the Fines Reform Act 2014 ;

enforcement warrant has the same meaning as it has in the Fines Reform Act 2014 ;

"infringement fine" has the same meaning as it has in the Fines Reform Act 2014 ;

"non-registrable infringement offence" has the same meaning as it has in the Fines Reform Act 2014 ;

"notice of final demand" has the same meaning as it has in the Fines Reform Act 2014 ;

"payment arrangement" has the same meaning as it has in the Fines Reform Act 2014 ;".

    (2)     In section 3(1) of the Infringements Act 2006 , for the definition of work and development permit substitute

"" work and development permit" has the same meaning as it has in the Fines Reform Act 2014 .".

    (3)     In section 3(1) of the Infringements Act 2006 , the definitions of "accredited agency", accredited health practitioner", " eligible person , fine related sentence", " health practitioner , instalment order", " non-fine related sentence , non-lodgeable infringement offence", " nurse , prescribed warrant fee", " registered psychologist , time served order , time to pay order and work and development permit guidelines are repealed .

        91     Work and development permits

Division 3A of Part 2 of the Infringements Act 2006 is repealed .

        92     Effect of expiation

In section 33(2) of the Infringements Act 2006 , for "infringement penalty and any prescribed costs or a prescribed warrant fee are" substitute "infringement fine is".

        93     Effect of paying by instalments or agreeing to be subject to a work and development permit for demerit point purposes

In section 35(2)(c) of the Infringements Act 2006 , for "Secretary" substitute "Director".

        94     Extension of time for commencement of proceedings if work and development permit cancelled

    (1)     For section 41A(1)(a) and (b) of the Infringements Act 2006 substitute

    "(a)     an infringement offence that has not been registered with the Director for enforcement under the Fines Reform Act 2014 ;

        (b)     a non-registrable infringement offence;".

    (2)     In section 41A(2) of the Infringements Act 2006 , for "27E" substitute "10E of the Fines Reform Act 2014 ".

        95     Regulations—repeal of work and development powers

Section 168(1)(ea), (eb) and (ec) of the Infringements Act 2006 is repealed .

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Family Violence Protection Amendment (Information Sharing) Act 2017, No. 23/2017

        41     Infringements Act 2006

At the foot of section 164 of the Infringements Act 2006 insert

" Note

See also Part 5A of the Family Violence Protection Act 2008 in respect of the use and disclosure obligations of persons or bodies prescribed to be information sharing entities under that Act.".

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Fines Reform Amendment Act 2017, No. 59/2017

        9     What can an enforcement agency decide on review?

In section 25 of the Infringements Act 2006

        (a)     in subsection (3), for paragraph (e) substitute

    "(e)     be the subject of an application to the Director for a work and development permit; or

        (f)     make an FVS application (within the meaning of the Fines Reform Act 2014 ) under section 10M of that Act, unless the person has already made an FVS application with respect to the infringement notice.".

        (b)     in subsection (5), for paragraph (f) substitute

    "(f)     be the subject of an application to the Director for a work and development permit; or

        (g)     make an FVS application (within the meaning of the Fines Reform Act   2014 ) under section 10M of that Act, unless the person has already made an FVS application with respect to the infringement notice.".

        113     Application for internal review

For section 22(1)(b) of the Infringements Act 2006 substitute

    "(b)     that special circumstances apply to the person, unless—

              (i)     the special circumstance referred to in the application is family violence; and

              (ii)     the person has made an FVS application; or".

    4     Explanatory details


[1] S. 46: The amendments proposed by section 119(2) and (4) of the Fines Reform Amendment Act 2017 , No. 59/2017 are not included in this publication because section 46(1A) and (7) do not appear in section 46.

Section 119(2) and (4) reads as follows:

        119     Payment plans available in certain circumstances

    (2)     In section 46(1A) of the Infringements Act 2006 ,   for "prescribed costs" substitute "penalty reminder notice fee".

    (4)     In section 46(7) of the Infringements Act   2006 , for "prescribed costs" substitute "penalty reminder notice fee".



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