Summary Fines (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Jersey) Law 2010

A LAW to amend miscellaneous enactments so as to increase the maximum amount of a fine that may be inflicted and levied summarily by a Connétable or Centenier and to extend a Connétable or Centenier’s powers to inflict and levy a fine summarily

Adopted by the States                                           24th February 2009

Sanctioned by Order of Her Majesty in Council   9th December 2009

Registered by the Royal Court                                  8th January 2010

THE STATES, subject to the sanction of Her Most Excellent Majesty in Council, have adopted the following Law –

Increase in maximum fine that may be imposed summarily

1        Motor Traffic (Third-Party Insurance) (Jersey) Law 1948 amended

In Article 20(1) of the Motor Traffic (Third-Party Insurance) (Jersey) Law 1948[1], for the word “1/5th” there shall be substituted the words “two fifths”.

2        Aerodromes (Administration) (Jersey) Law 1952 amended

In Article 5(1) of the Aerodromes (Administration) (Jersey) Law 1952[2], for the words “level 1” to the end of the paragraph there shall be substituted the words “two fifths of level 2 on the standard scale or the maximum fine provided for the offence, whichever is the lower”.

3        Road Traffic (Jersey) Law 1956 amended

In Article 89(1) of the Road Traffic (Jersey) Law 1956[3], for the words “one fifth” there shall be substituted the words “two fifths”.

4        Policing of Roads, Parks and Sea Beaches (Application of Fines) (Jersey) Law 1956 amended

In Article 1(2) of the Policing of Roads, Parks and Sea Beaches (Application of Fines) (Jersey) Law 1956[4], for the words “level 1 on the standard scale” there shall be substituted the words “two fifths of level 2 on the standard scale”.

5        Harbours (Administration) (Jersey) Law 1961 amended

In Article 5(1) of the Harbours (Administration) (Jersey) Law 1961 for the words “level 1” to the end of the paragraph there shall be substituted the words “two fifths of level 2 on the standard scale or the maximum fine provided for the offence, whichever is the lower”.

6        Motor Vehicle Registration (Jersey) Law 1993 amended

In the Schedule to the Motor Vehicle Registration (Jersey) Law 1993[5], in second column of the table, in entry 1., for the words “One-fifth” there shall be substituted the words “Two fifths”.

7        Rates (Jersey) Law 2005 amended

In Article 3(8) of the Rates (Jersey) Law 2005[6], for the words “one-fifth” there shall be substituted the words “two fifths”.

Extension of powers to impose fine summarily

8        Road Traffic (Jersey) Law 1956 amended

In Schedule 3 to the Road Traffic (Jersey) Law 1956[7] –

(a)     the references to offences against Articles 16(4), 65(1) and 86 and their related provisions as to extent shall be deleted;

(b)     for the provision as to extent related to an offence against Article 21 there shall be substituted the following provision –

“limitation of speed –

(a)     an offence –

(i)      involving a speed of more than 12 m.p.h. but not more than 19 m.p.h. above the limit in relation to a vehicle of the class or description concerned, and

(ii)      which is committed within 3 years of the date on which the defendant was convicted for an offence under any of Articles 21, 22, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30 or 52;

(b)     an offence involving a speed of more than 19 m.p.h. above the limit in relation to a vehicle of the class or description concerned;”.

Closing provision

9        Citation and commencement

This Law may be cited as the Summary Fines (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Jersey) Law 2010 and shall come into force 7 days after it is registered.

m.n. de la haye

Greffier of the States

 


 



[1]                                    chapter 25.250

[2]                                    chapter 03.035

[3]                                    chapter 25.550

[4]                                    chapter 22.600

[5]                                    chapter 25.350

[6]                                    chapter 24.950

[7]                                    chapter 25.550


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