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LITTER AMENDMENT (BALLOONS) BILL 2018

                   Western Australia


 Litter Amendment (Balloons) Bill 2018

                       Contents

1.   Short title                                            2
2.   Commencement                                           2
3.   Act amended                                            2
4.   Section 24D inserted                                   2
     24D.     Inflating a party balloon outdoors, or
              having or releasing an inflated party
              balloon outdoors, offence                2




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                      LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

             (Introduced by Hon Mr Robin Chapple, MLC)


       Litter Amendment (Balloons) Bill 2018

                               A Bill for


An Act to amend the Litter Act 1979 to restrict the use of inflated
party balloons outdoors.



The Parliament of Western Australia enacts as follows:




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1    1.       Short title
2             This is the Litter Amendment (Balloons) Act 2018.

3    2.       Commencement
4             This Act comes into operation as follows --
5              (a) sections 1 and 2 -- on the day on which this Act
6                    receives the Royal Assent;
7              (b) the rest of the Act -- on the 60th day after that day.

8    3.       Act amended
9             This Act amends the Litter Act 1979.

10   4.       Section 24D inserted
11            After section 24C insert:

12          24D.    Inflating a party balloon outdoors, or having or
13                  releasing an inflated party balloon outdoors, offence
14            (1)   In this section --
15                  inflated means inflation with a liquid or gas;
16                  party balloon includes but is not limited to a balloon
17                  used for purposes of play or entertainment, celebration,
18                  decoration, commiseration or remembrance.
19            (2)   Any person who --
20                   (a) inflates a party balloon outdoors or has an
21                        inflated party balloon outdoors; or
22                   (b) releases an inflated party balloon outdoors or
23                        causes an inflated party balloon to be released
24                        outdoors,




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1   Penalty:
2       (a) for an individual, a fine of $5 000;
3       (b) for a body corporate, a fine of $10 000.

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