Summary Offences (Possession of High-power Laser Pointers) Amendment Act 2014

4 New section 13B inserted (Possession of high-power laser pointers)
  • After section 13A, insert:

    13B Possession of high-power laser pointers
    • (1) Every person is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 months or a fine not exceeding $2,000 who, in any public place, without reasonable excuse, has any high-power laser pointer in his or her possession.

      (2) On convicting any person of an offence against subsection (1), the court may order that the high-power laser pointer be forfeited to the Crown.

      (3) In this section, high-power laser pointer means a device that,—

      • (a) in the Director-General of Health's opinion, is of the kind commonly known as a laser pointer; and

      • (b) is battery operated; and

      • (c) is designed or intended to be operated while held in the hand; and

      • (d) produces a coherent beam of optical radiation of low divergence; and

      • (e) has a power output of greater than 1 milliwatt.