Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012

211A Contempt of licensing authority

(1)

A person commits an offence if the person—

(a)

wilfully insults or obstructs the licensing authority or any member of it, a witness, or an officer of the licensing authority during a sitting of the licensing authority or while a member, a witness, or an officer is going to, or returning from, a sitting of the licensing authority; or

(b)

wilfully insults or obstructs any person in attendance at a sitting of the licensing authority; or

(c)

wilfully interrupts, or otherwise misbehaves at, a sitting of the licensing authority; or

(d)

wilfully and without lawful excuse disobeys any order or direction of the licensing authority in the course of the hearing of any proceedings.

(2)

A person who commits an offence against subsection (1) is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $1,000.

(3)

The licensing authority may order the exclusion from a sitting of the licensing authority of any person whose behaviour, in the opinion of the licensing authority, constitutes an offence against subsection (1), whether or not the person is charged with the offence; and any officer of the licensing authority or constable may take any steps that are reasonably necessary to enforce the exclusion.

Section 211A: inserted, on 14 November 2018, by section 271 of the Tribunals Powers and Procedures Legislation Act 2018 (2018 No 51).