209B Offences relating to return of candidate donations

(1)

A candidate commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $40,000 who, without reasonable excuse, files a return of candidate donations under section 209 during the period commencing on the day after the date on which the return is required to be filed and ending on the day that is 15 working days later (the late period).

(1A)

A candidate is guilty of a corrupt practice who, without reasonable excuse,—

(a)

files a return of candidate donations under section 209 after the late period; or

(b)

fails to file a return of candidate donations under section 209.

(2)

A candidate who files a return under section 209 that is false in any material particular is guilty of—

(a)

a corrupt practice if he or she filed the return knowing it to be false in any material particular; or

(b)

an illegal practice in any other case unless the candidate proves that—

(i)

he or she had no intention to misstate or conceal the facts; and

(ii)

he or she took all reasonable steps in the circumstances to ensure that the information in the return was accurate.

Compare: 2007 No 111 s 48

Section 209B: inserted, on 1 March 2009, by section 6 of the Electoral Amendment Act 2009 (2009 No 1).

Section 209B(1): replaced, on 25 March 2014, by section 37 of the Electoral Amendment Act 2014 (2014 No 8).

Section 209B(1A): inserted, on 25 March 2014, by section 37 of the Electoral Amendment Act 2014 (2014 No 8).