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Public Health (Wales) Act 2017

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49Fixed penalty notices
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(1)Where an authorised officer has reason to believe that a person has committed an offence under section 38(2), (4) or (5) in the local authority’s area, the officer may give that person a fixed penalty notice in respect of the offence.

(2)A fixed penalty notice is a notice offering a person the opportunity to discharge any liability to conviction for the offence to which the notice relates by paying a fixed penalty.

(3)In the case of an offence that an authorised officer has reason to believe has been committed by a partnership, the reference in subsection (1) to the person to whom a fixed penalty notice may be given is to be treated as a reference to the partnership.

(4)In the case of an offence that an authorised officer has reason to believe has been committed by an unincorporated association other than a partnership, the reference in subsection (1) to the person to whom a fixed penalty notice may be given is to be treated as a reference to the association.

(5)In this section, “partnership” means—

(a)a partnership within the Partnership Act 1890 (c.39), or

(b)a limited partnership registered under the Limited Partnerships Act 1907 (c.24).

(6)For further provision about fixed penalties, see Schedule 1.

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