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LIQUOR CONTROL REFORM ACT 1998 - SECT 97A

Service of breach notice

S. 97A(1) substituted by No. 8/2009 s. 13(1), amended by Nos 58/2011 s. 59(1), 64/2014 s. 45.

    (1)     The Commission may serve a breach notice in writing on a licensee if the Commission believes on reasonable grounds that the licensee has engaged in conduct that would constitute grounds for disciplinary action in relation to the licensee under Division 1.

S. 97A(2) substituted by Nos 8/2009 s. 13(1), 58/2011 s. 59(2).

    (2)     A breach notice may be served on a licensee whether or not—

        (a)     the Commission has conducted an inquiry under section 91 or 94 of its own motion or at the request of—

              (i)     the Chief Commissioner of Police; or

              (ii)     a licensing inspector; or

              (iii)     the Council in which the licensed premises are situated;

        (b)     the licensee's licence has been suspended under section 96B(1) or a notice has been served on the licensee under section 96B(2).

    (3)     A breach notice must—

S. 97A(3)(a) amended by No. 58/2011 s. 59(3).

        (a)     specify the conduct which the licensee is believed to have engaged in and the grounds for the Commission's belief;

        (b)     state the time period within which the licensee must respond to the notice, that time period being not less than 14 days from the date of service of the notice;

        (c)     state what steps need to be taken by the licensee to respond to the notice;

        (d)     state the consequences for the licensee of not responding to the notice.

S. 97B inserted by No. 73/2007 s. 19.



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