141 Inquiry into applications by Police, inspector, and Medical Officer of Health

(1)

On receiving an application for a special licence, the secretary of the licensing committee concerned must send a copy of it, and of each document filed with it, to—

(a)

the constable in charge of the police station nearest to—

(i)

the premises for which the licence is sought; or

(ii)

the secretary’s office, where the licence is sought for a conveyance; and

(b)

an inspector; and

(c)

the Medical Officer of Health—

(i)

in whose district the premises are situated; or

(ii)

in whose district the applicant’s principal place of business in New Zealand is situated, where the licence is sought for a conveyance.

(2)

The inspector must inquire into, and file with the licensing committee a report on, the application.

(3)

The Police—

(a)

must inquire into the application; and

(b)

if they have any matters in opposition to it, must file with the licensing committee a report on it within 15 working days after receiving the copy of it.

(4)

The Medical Officer of Health—

(a)

may inquire into the application; and

(b)

if he or she has any matters in opposition to it, may file with the licensing committee a report on it within 15 working days after receiving the copy of it.

(5)

The licensing committee may assume that, if no report is received from the Police or Medical Officer of Health within 15 working days after the Police or Medical Officer of Health received the copy of the application, the Police or Medical Officer of Health does not oppose the application.

(6)

The secretary must send to the applicant a copy of any report filed with the licensing committee under this section.

(7)

This section is subject to section 137(4).

Compare: 1989 No 63 s 78

Section 141(5): amended, on 17 December 2016, by section 90 of the Statutes Amendment Act 2016 (2016 No 104).