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Dog Fouling (Scotland) Act 2003

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(1)In this Act—

  • “agricultural land” has the meaning given in section 2(3);

  • “authorised officer” in relation to a local authority means any person who is authorised in writing by the authority under section 4 for the purpose of issuing fixed penalty notices;

  • “disabled person” has the meaning given by section 1 of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (c. 50);

  • “fixed penalty notice” means a notice issued to a person under section 5(1);

  • “local authority” means a council constituted under section 2 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 (c. 39);

  • “owner” does not include a creditor in a heritable security who is not in possession of the security subjects;

  • “period for paying” means the period of 28 days beginning with the day after the day on which the fixed penalty notice was issued;

  • “proceedings” means criminal proceedings;

  • “public open place” has the meaning given by section 2(3).

(2)The Scottish Ministers may by order amend the number of days in the definition of “period for paying” in subsection (1).

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