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Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Act 2008

Section 44: Discretionary requirements: criminal proceedings and conviction

127.Section 44 provides that where the person has been required to pay a variable monetary penalty (whether alone or in combination with non-monetary discretionary requirements or undertakings), the order made by the Minister must provide that the person may not be later prosecuted for the same incident of regulatory non-compliance. (This does not extend to a case where non-monetary discretionary requirements are imposed or an undertaking is accepted without the imposition of a variable monetary penalty. In this case, if the person subject to the sanction fails to comply with it, the person may be prosecuted at a later date for the original offence.)

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