224 Punishment for corrupt or illegal practice

(1)

Every person who is guilty of any corrupt practice is liable on conviction to either or both of the following:

(a)

a term of imprisonment not exceeding 2 years:

(b)

a fine not exceeding—

(i)

$100,000 in the case of a person who is a constituency candidate, party secretary, or registered promoter and who is convicted of any corrupt practice under Part 6A; or

(ii)

$40,000 in any other case.

(2)

Every person who is guilty of any illegal practice is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding—

(a)

$40,000 in the case of a person who is a constituency candidate, party secretary, or registered promoter and who is convicted of any illegal practice under Part 6AA or 6A; or

(b)

$40,000 in the case of a person who is an unregistered promoter and who is convicted of any illegal practice under section 204B or 204D; or

(c)

$10,000 in any other case.

(3)

Subsection (1) does not apply in relation to a corrupt practice under—

(a)
(b)

section 43 of the Citizens Initiated Referenda Act 1993.

Compare: 1993 No 87 s 224 (pre-20 December 2007); 2007 No 111 ss 142, 143

Section 224: substituted, on 1 March 2009, by section 10 of the Electoral Amendment Act 2009 (2009 No 1).

Section 224(1): amended, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).

Section 224(1)(b)(i): amended, on 1 January 2011, by section 32(1) of the Electoral (Finance Reform and Advance Voting) Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 137).

Section 224(2): substituted, on 1 January 2011, by section 32(2) of the Electoral (Finance Reform and Advance Voting) Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 137).

Section 224(2): amended, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).

Section 224 compare note: amended, on 1 October 2010, by section 14 of the Electoral (Administration) Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 26).