51 Secretary must investigate applicant for class 4 operator’s licence

(1)

The Secretary must undertake any investigations the Secretary considers necessary to determine whether the applicant and the key persons are eligible and suitable for the applicant to be granted a class 4 operator’s licence.

(2)

In undertaking investigations, the Secretary may—

(a)

require the applicant and any key person to provide further information relating to the application and to undergo an independent investigation into its financial position and credit history by a person nominated by the Secretary:

(b)

require the Police, a government agency (except for the Inland Revenue Department), or a racing code to provide information about, or comment on, the applicant and any key person or other matters concerning the application:

(c)

refer to the Police a copy of the application and any further information provided by the applicant and any key person.

(3)

If a racing code is required to provide information about a person, then it must provide any information that it holds that relates to—

(a)

breaches, within the last 7 years, by the person of any rules of racing made under the Racing Act 2003 or the Racing Act 1971; or

(b)

the conviction, within the last 7 years, of the person for an offence against the Racing Act 2003 or the Racing Act 1971.

(4)

A person required to provide information under this section must provide the information as promptly as is reasonable in the circumstances.

(5)

Subsection (2) does not limit subsection (1).

Section 51(3)(a): amended, on 3 March 2015, by section 27 of the Gambling Amendment Act 2015 (2015 No 3).

Section 51(3)(b): amended, on 3 March 2015, by section 27 of the Gambling Amendment Act 2015 (2015 No 3).