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Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010

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192Personal licences

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(1)The 2005 Act is amended as follows.

(2)In section 74 (determination of personal licence application)—

(a)in subsection (2)—

(i)the word “and” immediately following paragraph (a) is repealed, and

(ii)after paragraph (b) add—

(c)the notice does not include a recommendation under section 73(4),

(d)the applicant has signed the application, and

(e)subsection (8) does not apply,,

(b)in subsection (3)—

(i)the word “and” immediately following paragraph (b) is repealed, and

(ii)after paragraph (b) insert—

(ba)the applicant does not already hold a personal licence, and, and

(c)after subsection (6) insert—

(7)Subsection (8) applies if—

(a)all of the conditions specified in subsection (3) are met in relation to the applicant,

(b)the Board has received from the appropriate chief constable a notice under section 73(3)(a), and

(c)the applicant has held a personal licence which—

(i)expired within the period of 3 years ending on the day on which the application was received, or

(ii)was surrendered by the applicant by notice under section 77(6) received within that period.

(8)The Licensing Board may—

(a)hold a hearing for the purposes of considering and determining the application, and

(b)after having regard to the circumstances in which the personal licence previously held expired or, as the case may be, was surrendered—

(i)refuse the application, or

(ii)grant the application..

(3)In section 76 (issue of licence), after subsection (3) add—

(4)A person who holds a void personal licence must surrender it to the Licensing Board.

(5)A person who, without reasonable excuse, fails to comply with subsection (4) commits an offence.

(6)A person who passes off a void personal licence as a valid personal licence knowing that the licence is void commits an offence.

(7)A person guilty of an offence under subsection (5) or (6) is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale..

(4)In section 92 (theft, loss etc. of personal licence), after subsection (3) insert—

(3A)A replacement personal licence is void if at the time it is issued the personal licence in respect of which it was issued is not lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed.

(3B)Where a replacement personal licence is issued in respect of a personal licence which has been lost or stolen, the replacement personal licence becomes void if the personal licence is subsequently found or recovered.

(3C)A person who holds a void replacement personal licence must surrender it to the Licensing Board.

(3D)A person who, without reasonable excuse, fails to comply with subsection (3C) commits an offence.

(3E)A person who passes off a void replacement personal licence as a valid licence, knowing that the licence is void, commits an offence.

(3F)A person guilty of an offence under subsection (3D) or (3E) is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale..

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