207L Offence relating to contravention of section 207K

(1)

A person who enters into an agreement, arrangement, or understanding with any other person that has the effect of circumventing section 207K(2), (2A), or (3) is guilty of—

(a)

a corrupt practice if the circumvention is wilful; or

(b)

an illegal practice in any other case.

(2)

A candidate or party secretary who contravenes section 207K(2), (2A), or (3) is guilty of an illegal practice.

(3)

It is a defence to a charge under subsection (2) if the candidate or party secretary proves that he or she took all reasonable steps in the circumstances to ascertain that—

(a)

a donation exceeding $50, or a contribution exceeding $50 to a donation, was not made by or on behalf of an overseas person; or

(b)

there were no reasonable grounds to suspect that a donation exceeding $50, or a contribution exceeding $50 to a donation, was made by or on behalf of an overseas person.

Compare: 2007 No 111 s 33

Section 207L: inserted, on 1 March 2009, by section 6 of the Electoral Amendment Act 2009 (2009 No 1).

Section 207L(1): amended, on 1 January 2020, by section 10(1) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2019 (2019 No 72).

Section 207L(2): amended, on 1 January 2020, by section 10(1) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2019 (2019 No 72).

Section 207L(3): inserted, on 1 January 2020, by section 10(2) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2019 (2019 No 72).