206Z Procedure if claim disputed

(1)

If a registered promoter, in the case of a claim for election expenses sent to a registered promoter within the period specified in section 206Y(1), disputes the claim or fails to pay the claim within the period of 40 working days specified in section 206Y(2), then—

(a)

the claim is to be treated as a disputed claim; and

(b)

the claimant may, if he or she thinks fit, within 20 working days after the expiry of that period of 40 working days, bring an action for the disputed claim in any court of competent jurisdiction.

(2)

Any sum paid by the registered promoter in accordance with a judgment or order of the court in any such action is to be treated as paid within the period specified in section 206Y(2).

Compare: 2007 No 111 s 83

Section 206Z: inserted, on 1 January 2011, by section 15 of the Electoral (Finance Reform and Advance Voting) Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 137).