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Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015

Section 82 – Civic licensing standards officers

254.Section 82 inserts a new Part 3A into the 1982 Act. This introduces a statutory requirement for a local authority or licensing authority to appoint an individual or individuals in a new role, referred to as a ‘Civic Licensing Standards Officer’. These new Civic Licensing Standards Officers will have the same powers and duties as an ‘authorised officer’ within the 1982 Act but will also have specific functions in relation to providing information and guidance, checking compliance, providing mediation and taking appropriate action on perceived breaches of conditions to a licence provided under the 1982 Act.

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