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PUBLIC HEALTH ACT 2010 - SECT 118
118 Penalty notices
(1) An authorised officer may issue a penalty notice to a person if it appears
to the officer that the person has committed a penalty notice offence.
penalty notice offence is an offence against this Act or the regulations that
is prescribed by the regulations as a penalty notice offence.
(3) The Fines
Act 1996 applies to a penalty notice issued under this section.
Note : The
Fines Act 1996 provides that, if a person issued with a penalty notice does
not wish to have the matter determined by a court, the person may pay the
amount specified in the notice and is not liable to any further proceedings
for the alleged offence.
(4) The amount payable under a penalty notice issued
under this section is the amount prescribed for the alleged offence by the
regulations (not exceeding the maximum amount of penalty that could be imposed
for the offence by a court).
(5) This section does not limit the operation of
any other provision of, or made under, this or any other Act relating to
proceedings that may be taken in respect of offences.
(6) In this section,
"authorised officer" includes a police officer.
(7) The Minister may, by
order published on the NSW legislation website, impose conditions on the
exercise of any function under this section.
(8) Subsections (6) and (7) and
this subsection are repealed on the day that is 12 months after the
commencement of subsection (6).
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