(1) A Registrar who knowingly and wilfully issues a licence contrary to this Act commits an offence.
(2) A Registrar or civil union celebrant who knowingly and wilfully solemnises a civil union contrary to section 14 or section 15 commits an offence.
(3) A person is liable, on conviction on indictment for an offence against subsection (1) or subsection (2), to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 5 years, or to a fine not exceeding $10,000, or to both.
(4) An exempt body that knowingly and wilfully solemnises a civil union otherwise than in accordance with its rules and procedures as most recently notified to the Registrar-General commits an offence and is liable on conviction on indictment to a fine not exceeding $10,000.
Compare: 1955 No 92 s 58