57 Registrar of court to notify cause of vacancy in certain cases

(1)

The Registrar of the court in which any member of Parliament has been convicted of an offence punishable by imprisonment for life or by 2 or more years’ imprisonment, or has been convicted of a corrupt practice, shall, within 48 hours after the conviction, notify the fact to the Speaker.

(2)

Every person commits an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $100 who, being the Registrar of a court, fails to send any notice required by subsection (1).

Compare: 1956 No 107 s 34; 1975 No 28 s 12(e); 1990 No 1 s 5(1)

Section 57(1): amended, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).

Section 57(1): amended, on 28 February 2002, by section 10 of the Electoral Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 1).

Section 57(2): amended, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).