Miscellaneous provisions

157 Offenders to give name and address

(1)

An inspector may request any person to give his or her full name, address, and date of birth—

(a)

if that person has been found offending against this Act or any regulations made under this Act; or

(b)

if the inspector has reasonable grounds to believe that that person has committed an offence against this Act or any regulations made under this Act.

(2)

If the inspector believes on reasonable grounds that any details given to the inspector under subsection (1) are false or misleading, the inspector may request the person to give to the inspector such verification of those details as it is reasonable in the circumstances to require the person to provide.

(3)

If any person, without reasonable excuse, refuses or fails to comply with a request made under subsection (1) or subsection (2) and persists in the refusal or failure after being warned by the inspector of the provisions of this subsection, any inspector who is a constable may arrest that person without warrant.

(4)

A person commits an offence who, without reasonable excuse,—

(a)

fails to comply with a request made under subsection (1) or (2); or

(b)

gives to an inspector, in response to a request made under subsection (1) or (2), particulars that are false in a material respect.

(5)

A person who commits an offence against subsection (4) is liable on conviction,—

(a)

in the case of an individual, to a fine not exceeding $5,000; or

(b)

in the case of a body corporate, to a fine not exceeding $25,000.

Compare: 1960 No 30 s 17(1)

Section 157(3): amended, on 1 October 2008, pursuant to section 116(a)(ii) of the Policing Act 2008 (2008 No 72).

Section 157(4): replaced, on 10 May 2015, by section 57 of the Animal Welfare Amendment Act (No 2) 2015 (2015 No 49).

Section 157(5): inserted, on 10 May 2015, by section 57 of the Animal Welfare Amendment Act (No 2) 2015 (2015 No 49).