Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Act 1993

126 Offences involving knowledge in relation to restricted publications

(1)

Every person commits an offence against this Act who—

(a)

does any act mentioned in section 125(1) knowing or having reasonable cause to believe that the publication is a restricted publication; or

(b)

supplies, distributes, exhibits, or displays to any person under the age of 18 years any publication—

(i)

that is objectionable if made available to a person of the age of the person to whom it is so supplied, distributed, exhibited, or displayed; and

(ii)

that the person so supplying, distributing, exhibiting, or displaying it knows is likely to be classified under this Act as objectionable if made available to a person of the age of the other person.

(2)

Every person who commits an offence against subsection (1) is liable on conviction,—

(a)

in the case of an individual, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 months or to a fine not exceeding $10,000:

(b)

in the case of a body corporate, to a fine not exceeding $25,000.

Compare: 1963 No 22 s 22(1)(ab), (2); 1972 No 136 s 8(1); 1987 No 85 s 52(1)(b)

Section 126(2): amended, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).