Railways Amendment Act 2011

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Railways Amendment Act 2011

Public Act2011 No 45
Date of assent22 July 2011
Commencementsee section 2

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1  Title
  • This Act is the Railways Amendment Act 2011.

2  Commencement
  • This Act comes into force on the day after the date on which it receives the Royal assent.

3  Principal Act amended
4  Issue of infringement notice
  • Section 99 is amended by repealing subsections (4) and (5).

5  New section 100 substituted
  • Section 100 is repealed and the following section substituted:

    100 Contents of infringement notices and reminder notices
    • (1) An infringement notice must contain—

      • (a) details of the alleged infringement offence that are sufficient fairly to inform a person of the time, place, and nature of the alleged offence; and

      • (b) in the case of an infringement offence in respect of which a scale of infringement fees is prescribed having regard to the extent of the alleged offence, the extent of the infringement offence alleged; and

      • (c) the amount of the infringement fee specified in respect of that offence; and

      • (d) the address of the place at which the infringement fee may be paid; and

      • (e) the time within which the infringement fee may be paid; and

      • (f) a summary of the provisions of section 21(10) of the Summary Proceedings Act 1957; and

      • (g) a statement of the right of the person served with the notice to request a hearing; and

      • (h) a statement of the consequences if the person served with the notice does not pay the infringement fee and does not make a request for a hearing; and

      • (i) any other particulars that are prescribed.

      (2) A reminder notice must include the same particulars, or substantially the same particulars, as the infringement notice.

      (3) If regulations made under this Act prescribe the form of an infringement notice or a reminder notice, the infringement notice or reminder notice must be in that form.

      (4) Different forms of infringement notices and reminder notices may be prescribed for different kinds of infringement offences.

Legislative history

5 July 2011Divided from Courts and Criminal Matters Bill (Bill 147–2) by committee of the whole House as Bill 147–3P
7 July 2011Third reading
22 July 2011 Royal assent

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Transport.