Public Finance Act 1989

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76 Offences

(1)

Every person commits an offence against this Act who, without reasonable excuse,—

(a)

refuses or fails to produce any information that is in that person’s possession or under that person’s control in relation to the financial management, financial performance, or banking activities of a department or in relation to the management or control of any Crown asset or liability when required to do so pursuant to this Act; or

(b)

resists or obstructs any person acting in the discharge of that person’s functions or duties or in the exercise of that person’s powers under this Act.

(2)

Every person commits an offence against this Act who,

(a)

without reasonable excuse, refuses or neglects to pay any public money into a Crown Bank Account or a Departmental Bank Account; or

(b)

without reasonable excuse, refuses or neglects to pay any trust money into a Trust Bank Account; or

(c)

makes any statement or declaration, or gives any information or certificate, required by or pursuant to this Act, knowing it to be false or misleading; or

(d)

does any act for the purpose of procuring for that person or for any other person or organisation—

(i)

the improper payment of any public money or trust money; or

(ii)

the improper use of any public financial resource.

Compare: 1977 No 65 s 109

Section 76(2): amended, on 18 July 2013, by section 45 of the Public Finance Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 50).