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Public Health (Wales) Act 2017

Section 27 - Fixed penalty notices

53.This section allows authorised officers to issue fixed penalty notices (FPNs) to persons believed to have committed certain offences under this Chapter. A fixed penalty can be issued for the following offences:

  • smoking in smoke-free premises or vehicles;

  • failing to comply with signage requirements.

54.FPNs may be issued to a person, partnership or an unincorporated association. Payment of the FPN discharges the person believed to have committed an offence from being convicted for the offence in court. The section also introduces Schedule 1 on fixed penalties (for commentary on this, see Schedule 1 below).

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