Reserve Bank of New Zealand Act 1989

28 Defacing bank notes

(1)

No person shall, without the prior consent of the Bank, wilfully deface, disfigure, or mutilate any bank note.

(2)

No person who is a party to the defacement, disfigurement, or mutilation of any bank note, shall—

(a)

pay away; or

(b)

part with; or

(c)

put in circulation; or

(d)

demand payment of; or

(e)

deposit or offer to deposit in any bank,—

that bank note.

(3)

Every person who contravenes subsection (1) or subsection (2) commits an offence against this Act and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $1,000.

Compare: 1964 No 134 s 23

Section 28(3): amended, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).