199 Agency to maintain register of driver licences

(1)

The Agency must continue and maintain the national register of all driver licences that was established under section 45 of the Transport (Vehicle and Driver Registration and Licensing) Act 1986.

(2)

The national register must show for each driver licence the following information:

(a)

the holder’s full name, address, gender, date of birth, place of birth (if known to the Agency), and signature:

(b)

the number of the licence:

(c)

the original date of issue of the licence and the date of issue of the current licence:

(d)

the date of expiry of the licence:

(e)

the class or classes of vehicles to which the licence applies:

(f)

endorsements applying to the licence:

(g)

any conditions applying to the licence:

(h)

information about any order of disqualification made against the holder of the licence under this Act or any former enactment:

(i)

information about any court order under this Act or any former enactment authorising the issue of a limited licence to the holder (if the holder has been disqualified from holding or obtaining a driver licence):

(ia)

information about any court order under this Act authorising the issue of an alcohol interlock licence or zero alcohol licence to the holder:

(j)

information about any order removing a disqualification imposed on the holder under this Act or any former enactment:

(k)

information about any suspension of any licence held by the holder, including under any driver licence stop order, or any disqualification from holding or obtaining a licence imposed on the holder under this Act or any former enactment:

(l)

information about any revocation or suspension of a driver licence entitling the holder to drive a transport service vehicle, or a prohibition placed on the holder from driving any such vehicle, under Part 4A:

(m)

information about any order of disqualification made against the holder under section 83 of the Criminal Justice Act 1985 or section 124 of the Sentencing Act 2002:

(n)

information about any revocation or suspension under this Act or any former enactment of any driver licence held by the holder:

(na)

information about any cancellation or termination of a driver licence stop order:

(o)

photographic images of the holder taken for the purposes of this Act:

(p)

information about demerit points recorded under this Act or any other enactment against the holder for any offence:

(q)

organ donor information about the holder.

(3)

The national register must also show information identifying whether a person is disqualified from holding or obtaining a driver licence.

(4)

A person (being the licence holder or another person who obtains the consent of the licence holder) who applies to the Agency and pays the prescribed fee (if any), is entitled to information about the driver licence that is referred to in subsection (2)(b) or (p).

(5)

A medical practitioner is entitled (without payment of a fee) to information about any driver licence holder referred to in subsection (2)(q).

(6)

A person who applies to the Agency and pays the prescribed fee (if any) is entitled to the following information stored in the national register in respect of a person named in the application:

(a)

any information specified in paragraph (d) or paragraph (e) of subsection (2):

(b)

any information specified in paragraphs (f) to (na) of subsection (2) that is current at the date of the application.

(7)

An application under any of subsections (4) to (6)—

(a)

may be made in writing or electronically or orally; and

(b)

must describe the person named with sufficient particularity to enable the Agency to identify the person and the licences concerned.

(8)

Information requested under any of subsections (4) to (6) may be given in writing or electronically or orally.

(12)

For the purposes of this section, driver licence includes (but is not limited to) an alcohol interlock licence, a zero alcohol licence, and a limited licence.

Compare: 1986 No 6 s 45

Section 199 heading: amended, on 1 August 2008, by section 50(1) of the Land Transport Management Amendment Act 2008 (2008 No 47).

Section 199(1): amended, on 1 August 2008, by section 50(1) of the Land Transport Management Amendment Act 2008 (2008 No 47).

Section 199(2)(a): amended, on 10 May 2011, by section 90(1) of the Land Transport (Road Safety and Other Matters) Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 13).

Section 199(2)(a): amended, on 1 August 2008, by section 50(1) of the Land Transport Management Amendment Act 2008 (2008 No 47).

Section 199(2)(c): substituted, on 16 January 2006, by section 82(1) of the Land Transport Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 77).

Section 199(2)(ia): inserted, on 10 May 2011, by section 90(2) of the Land Transport (Road Safety and Other Matters) Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 13).

Section 199(2)(k): amended, on 1 November 2013, by section 17(1) of the Land Transport Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 31).

Section 199(2)(l): amended, on 1 October 2007, by section 82(2) of the Land Transport Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 77).

Section 199(2)(m): amended, on 30 June 2002, by section 186 of the Sentencing Act 2002 (2002 No 9).

Section 199(2)(na): inserted, on 1 November 2013, by section 17(2) of the Land Transport Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 31).

Section 199(3): amended, on 1 December 2009, by section 35 of the Land Transport (Enforcement Powers) Amendment Act 2009 (2009 No 36).

Section 199(4): substituted, on 10 May 2011, by section 90(3) of the Land Transport (Road Safety and Other Matters) Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 13).

Section 199(5): amended, on 18 September 2004, by section 175(1) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (2003 No 48).

Section 199(6): amended, on 1 August 2008, by section 50(1) of the Land Transport Management Amendment Act 2008 (2008 No 47).

Section 199(6)(b): amended, on 1 November 2013, by section 17(3) of the Land Transport Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 31).

Section 199(6)(b): amended, on 16 January 2006, by section 82(3) of the Land Transport Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 77).

Section 199(7): amended, on 16 January 2006, by section 82(4) of the Land Transport Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 77).

Section 199(7)(b): amended, on 1 August 2008, by section 50(1) of the Land Transport Management Amendment Act 2008 (2008 No 47).

Section 199(8): amended, on 16 January 2006, by section 82(5) of the Land Transport Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 77).

Section 199(12): added, on 10 May 2011, by section 90(4) of the Land Transport (Road Safety and Other Matters) Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 13).