Summary Offences Act 1981

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  • This version was replaced on 13 February 2017 to make corrections to sections 23(b), 28, 30, and 49 under section 25(1)(i), (j)(ii), (iii), and (iv) of the Legislation Act 2012.
10B Leaving child without reasonable supervision and care

Every person is liable to a fine not exceeding $2,000 who, being a parent or guardian or a person for the time being having the care of a child under the age of 14 years, leaves that child, without making reasonable provision for the supervision and care of the child, for a time that is unreasonable or under conditions that are unreasonable having regard to all the circumstances.

Compare: 1974 No 72 s 9

Section 10B: inserted, on 1 November 1989, by section 453 of the Children, Young Persons, and Their Families Act 1989 (1989 No 24).

Section 10B: amended, on 1 January 1998, by section 7 of the Summary Offences Amendment Act 1997 (1997 No 97).