Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act 2007

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22 Authority to act as enforcement officer


The chief executive must issue a warrant of appointment to every person appointed as an enforcement officer.


A warrant of appointment must—


be in the prescribed form; and


bear the photograph and signature of the holder; and


contain any other particulars that may be prescribed.


A warrant of appointment is, in the absence of evidence to the contrary, sufficient proof that the holder of the warrant may exercise the powers conferred on enforcement officers under—


section 23 (formal warnings):


sections 24 to 31 (civil infringement notices):


sections 51 to 56 (search and seizure).


A person who ceases to be an enforcement officer must return the person’s warrant of appointment.


A person who fails to comply with subsection (4) commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $1,000.

Compare: 2003 No 51 s 331

Section 22(5): amended, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).