Electoral Amendment Act 2009

10 New section 224 substituted
  • Section 224 is repealed and the following section substituted:

    224 Punishment for corrupt or illegal practice
    • (1) Every person who is guilty of any corrupt practice is liable on conviction on indictment to either or both of the following:

      • (a) a term of imprisonment not exceeding 2 years:

      • (b) a fine not exceeding—

        • (i) $100,000 in the case of a person who is a constituency candidate or a party secretary and who is convicted of any corrupt practice under Part 6A; or

        • (ii) $40,000 in any other case.

      (2) Every person who is guilty of any illegal practice is liable on conviction on indictment to a fine not exceeding—

      • (a) $40,000 in the case of a person who is a constituency candidate or a party secretary and who is convicted of any illegal practice under Part 6A; or

      • (b) $10,000 in any other case.

      (3) Subsection (1) does not apply in relation to a corrupt practice under—

      • (a) section 201; or

      • (b) section 43 of the Citizens Initiated Referenda Act 1993.

      Compare: 1993 No 87 s 224 (pre-20 December 2007); 2007 No 111 ss 141, 142.