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This instrument amends the Norfolk Island Continued Laws Ordinance 2015 to strengthen traffic laws to deter dangerous driving behaviour, and make other minor amendments.
Administered by: Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015 s11 item 05
Registered 18 Dec 2020
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR02-Feb-2021
Tabled Senate02-Feb-2021
Date of repeal 12 May 2021
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003
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Commonwealth Coat of Arms of Australia

 

Norfolk Island Continued Laws Amendment (Traffic and Other Measures) Ordinance 2020

I, General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), Governor‑General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following Ordinance.

Dated 17 December 2020

David Hurley

Governor‑General

By His Excellency’s Command

Nola Marino

Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories
Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development

 

  

  


Contents

1............ Name............................................................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement............................................................................................................. 1

3............ Authority....................................................................................................................... 1

4............ Schedules...................................................................................................................... 1

Schedule 1—Main amendments                                                                                                              2

Part 1—Amendment of the Traffic Act 2010 (Norfolk Island)                                        2

Norfolk Island Continued Laws Ordinance 2015                                                                           2

Part 2—Amendment of the Traffic (General) Regulations (Norfolk Island)            14

Norfolk Island Continued Laws Ordinance 2015                                                                         14

Part 3—Application, saving and transitional provisions                                                      18

Norfolk Island Continued Laws Ordinance 2015                                                                         18

Schedule 2—Other amendments                                                                                                           20

Norfolk Island Continued Laws Ordinance 2015                                                                         20

 


1  Name

                   This Ordinance is the Norfolk Island Continued Laws Amendment (Traffic and Other Measures) Ordinance 2020.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Ordinance specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  The whole of this Ordinance

The day after this Ordinance is registered.

19 December 2020

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Ordinance as originally made. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Ordinance.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Ordinance. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Ordinance.

3  Authority

                   This Ordinance is made under the Norfolk Island Act 1979.

4  Schedules

                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this Ordinance is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Ordinance has effect according to its terms.

Schedule 1Main amendments

Part 1Amendment of the Traffic Act 2010 (Norfolk Island)

Norfolk Island Continued Laws Ordinance 2015

1  Item 341A of Schedule 1 (at the end of the definition of breath test)

Add:

                   ; (d)  a device prescribed for the purposes of this paragraph.

2  After item 341A of Schedule 1

Insert:

341AAAA  Subsection 3(1) (paragraph (da) of the definition of major driving offence)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                   (da)  an offence against subsection 32(9) because paragraph 32(9)(b) or (c) applies;

341AAAB  Subsection 3(1) (definition of novice or novice driver)

Omit “or a provisional licence”, substitute “, a provisional licence or a recognised provisional licence”.

341AAAC  Subsection 3(1)

Insert:

outside jurisdiction means:

                     (a)  a State; or

                     (b)  a Territory (other than Norfolk Island); or

                     (c)  a foreign country; or

                     (d)  a part of a foreign country.

3  After item 341AA of Schedule 1

Insert:

341AB  Subsection 3(1)

Insert:

psychotropic substance means a substance that is listed in Part 2 of Schedule 5 to the Dangerous Drugs Act 1927.

341AC  Subsection 3(1) (paragraph (b) of the definition of recognised licence)

Repeal the paragraph.

341AD  Subsection 3(1) (paragraph (c) of the definition of recognised licence)

Omit “, or a provisional licence”.

341AE  Subsection 3(1) (definition of recognised licence)

After “except”, insert “Norfolk Island or”.

341AF  Subsection 3(1)

Insert:

recognised provisional licence means a recognised licence that corresponds to a provisional licence.

saliva test means a test for the purpose of indicating the presence in a person’s saliva of a drug or psychotropic substance using:

                     (a)  a Securetec Drugwipe II Twin device; or

                     (b)  a device prescribed for the purposes of this paragraph.

341AG  Subsection 3(1) (at the end of the definition of second or subsequent conviction)

Add:

Note:          See also subsection (9) of this section.

341AH  Subsection 3(2)

After “a learners licence,”, insert “a provisional licence,”.

341AI  Paragraph 3(2)(b)

Omit “elsewhere”, substitute “an outside jurisdiction”.

341AJ  Paragraph 3(2)(c)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (c)  that has been cancelled, or the operation of which in Norfolk Island is cancelled, in accordance with this or any other law in force in Norfolk Island or an outside jurisdiction; or

341AK  Subparagraph 3(2)(d)(ii) and paragraph 3(2)(e)

Omit “elsewhere”, substitute “an outside jurisdiction”.

4  Item 341B of Schedule 1 (at the end of the item)

Add:

             (9)  Despite subsection 8(2) of the Sentencing Act 2007, the reference to convicted in each of paragraphs (a) and (b) of the definition of second or subsequent conviction is taken to include a reference to a finding of guilt without the recording of a conviction.

5  Item 341BB of Schedule 1

Repeal the item, substitute:

341BB  Paragraph 8(1)(c)

Omit “prescribed fee”, substitute “approved fee”.

341BBA  Subsection 8(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  If a motor vehicle is registered, the Registrar must assign an identifying number to the motor vehicle.

341BBB  Subsection 8(5A)

Omit “paragraph 8(1)(b)”, substitute “paragraph 8(1)(ab)”.

341BBC  Section 10

Repeal the section.

341BBD  Paragraph 12(3)(b)

Omit “prescribed fee”, substitute “approved fee”.

6  After item 341BM of Schedule 1

Insert:

341BMA  Subsection 15(3)

After “provisional licence”, insert “or a recognised provisional licence”.

341BMB  Paragraphs 15(3)(a), (b) and (c) (penalties)

Repeal the penalties.

341BMC  After subsection 15(3)

Insert:

          (3A)  An offence against subsection 15(3) committed by the holder of a provisional licence is punishable, on conviction, by:

                     (a)  for an offence against paragraph 15(3)(a) or (c)—suspension of the licence for not more than 6 months; or

                     (b)  for an offence against paragraph 15(3)(b)—either or both of the following:

                              (i)  suspension of the licence for not more than 6 months;

                             (ii)  a fine not exceeding 2 penalty units.

          (3B)  An offence against subsection 15(3) committed by the holder of a recognised provisional licence is punishable, on conviction, by:

                     (a)  for an offence against paragraph 15(3)(a) or (c)—cancellation of the operation of the licence in Norfolk Island and disqualification from obtaining a licence in Norfolk Island for not more than 6 months; or

                     (b)  for an offence against paragraph 15(3)(b)—either or both of the following:

                              (i)  cancellation of the operation of the licence in Norfolk Island and disqualification from obtaining a licence in Norfolk Island for not more than 6 months;

                             (ii)  a fine not exceeding 2 penalty units.

341BMD  Paragraph 15(6)(c)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (c)  if the operation of a recognised licence held by the person is cancelled by the Court for a period—that period has not ended;

7  Item 341BN of Schedule 1

Repeal the item, substitute:

341BN  Paragraph 16(1)(b)

Omit “prescribed fee”, substitute “approved fee”.

341BNA  Subsection 16(7) (paragraph (ii) of the penalty)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (ii)  for a subsequent offence—not less than 1 or more than 5 penalty units, suspension of licence for 3 months, and disqualification from obtaining a licence for 3 months.

341BNB  Paragraph 16A(1)(b)

Omit “prescribed fee”, substitute “approved fee”.

341BND  Subparagraph 16A(1)(c)(iv)

Repeal the subparagraph, substitute:

                            (iv)  is not disqualified from holding a licence;

341BNE  Subsections 16A(5) and (6)

After “provisional licence”, insert “or a recognised provisional licence”.

341BNF  At the end of subsection 16A(6)

Add “, unless the modification is in accordance with a condition, restriction or endorsement to which the licence is subject”.

341BNG  Subsection 16A(7) (paragraph (ii) of the penalty)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (ii)  for a subsequent offence, if the person holds a provisional licence—not less than 1 or more than 5 penalty units, suspension of licence for 3 months, and disqualification from obtaining a licence for 3 months; and

                    (iii)  for a subsequent offence, if the person holds a recognised provisional licence—not less than 1 or more than 5 penalty units, cancellation of the operation of the licence in Norfolk Island, and disqualification from obtaining a licence for 3 months.

341BNH  Paragraph 17(1)(b)

Omit “prescribed fee”, substitute “approved fee”.

341BNI  Paragraph 17(3B)(a)

After “recognised licence”, insert “corresponding to a drivers licence”.

341BNJ  Subsection 17A(2)

Omit all the words after “under”, substitute:

                   this Act, and in respect of recognised licences (including recognised licences the operation of which in Norfolk Island is cancelled), contain:

                     (a)  each condition, restriction or endorsement that the licence is subject to; and

                     (b)  such other information as the Registrar considers necessary to give effect to this Act

8  After item 341BO of Schedule 1

Insert:

341BOA  Subsection 18(2)

Omit “the Government Medical Officer”, substitute “a registered medical practitioner (within the meaning of the Health Practitioners Act 1983)”.

341BOB  Section 19 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

19  Registrar’s powers in relation to persons unfit to hold a licence, or disqualified from driving

341BOC  After paragraph 19(b)

Insert:

                   (ba)  for a recognised licence—cancel the operation of the licence in Norfolk Island and declare the holder of the licence disqualified from obtaining a licence for such period as the Registrar thinks fit; or

341BOD  Paragraphs 19(d) and (e)

Omit “elsewhere”, substitute “an outside jurisdiction”.

341BOE  Section 20 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

20  Registrar’s powers in relation to licence holders presenting danger to public

341BOF  Paragraph 20(1)(b)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (b)  if the holder is the holder of a recognised licence—cancel the operation of the licence in Norfolk Island.

341BOG  Subsection 20(3)

Repeal the subsection.

341BOH  Section 21

Before “If”, insert “(1)”.

341BOI  After paragraph 21(b)

Insert:

                   (ba)  cancels the operation of a recognised licence in Norfolk Island; or

341BOJ  Paragraph 21(e)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (e)  declares the holder of a recognised licence disqualified from obtaining a licence for a period;

341BOK  At the end of section 21

Add:

             (2)  For the purposes of serving a notice under subsection (1), the Registrar may send the notice to the address of the place of residence or business of the applicant or holder of the licence, as the case may be, last known to the Registrar.

341BOL  After paragraph 22(1)(b)

Insert:

                   (ba)  cancelling the operation of the person’s recognised licence in Norfolk Island; or

341BOM  Paragraph 22(1)(e)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (e)  declaring the person disqualified from obtaining a licence for a period;

341BON  After section 22

Insert:

22A  Special provisions applicable to provisional licences and recognised licences

             (1)  If:

                     (a)  a provisional licence or a recognised licence is subject to a condition, restriction or endorsement, by or under a law in force in the place where the licence was issued; and

                     (b)  the condition, restriction or endorsement relates to the class or description of motor vehicle the holder of the licence may drive;

then the Registrar is taken to have endorsed that class or description of motor vehicle on the licence under this subsection.

             (2)  For the purposes of subsection (1), the description of motor vehicle the holder of a provisional licence or recognised licence may drive extends to:

                     (a)  the description of modifications that must be made to the motor vehicle; and

                     (b)  the description of equipment that must be fitted to the motor vehicle.

             (3)  For the purposes of subsection 15(1), if a licence is taken to be endorsed under subsection (1) of this section or endorsed under subsection 47(5), the holder of the licence is taken not to be the holder of a licence when driving a motor vehicle unless when driving the vehicle the driver is doing so in accordance with the terms of the endorsement.

341BOO  Paragraph 23(3)(b)

After “recognised licence”, insert “corresponding to a drivers licence”.

341BOP  Section 23A (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

23A  Special provisions applicable to provisional licences and recognised provisional licences

341BOQ  Subsection 23A(1)

After “provisional licence” (wherever occurring), insert “or recognised provisional licence”.

341BOR  Subsections 23A(2) and (3)

After “provisional licence”, insert “or recognised provisional licence”.

341BOS  After section 23A

Insert:

23B  Special provisions relating to ute tray riding

             (1)  The Registrar may endorse on a drivers licence a permit for the licence holder to drive a truck or utility with one or more persons seated on the open tray of the truck or utility if the licence holder passes a written test approved by the Registrar for the purposes of this subsection.

             (2)  If the Registrar endorses a permit on a drivers licence under subsection (1), the Registrar must give the licence holder written evidence of the endorsement.

341BOT  At the end of Part 5

Add:

24A  Driving with L or P plates without appropriate licence

             (1)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person drives a motor vehicle; and

                     (b)  an “L” plate sign is affixed to the vehicle; and

                     (c)  the person does not hold a learners licence.

Penalty:

                     (a)  for a first offence—not less than 0.5 or more than 2 penalty units; and

                     (b)  for a subsequent offence—not less than 1 or more than 5 penalty units and suspension of licence (if any) for 3 months.

             (2)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person drives a motor vehicle; and

                     (b)  a “P” plate sign is affixed to the vehicle; and

                     (c)  the person does not hold a provisional licence or a recognised provisional licence.

Penalty for contravention of this subsection:

                     (a)  for a first offence—not less than 0.5 or more than 2 penalty units; and

                     (b)  for a subsequent offence—not less than 1 or more than 5 penalty units and suspension of licence (if any) for 3 months.

341BOU  Subparagraph 32(1)(b)(ii)

After “zero” insert, “but does not fall within the high range PCA”.

341BOV  After subparagraph 32(1)(b)(ii)

Insert:

                           (iia)  being the driver of a truck or utility is greater than zero but does not fall within the high range PCA if a person is occupying the open tray of the truck or utility; or

341BOW  Subsection 32(1) (subsection (3) of the penalty)

After “(b)(ii)”, insert “or (iia)”.

341BOX  Subsection 32(1A)

Omit all the words after “of driver”,”, substitute:

                   includes:

                     (a)  a driver who does not hold a licence whether or not holding a licence to drive a motor vehicle issued in an outside jurisdiction; and

                     (b)  a novice driver whose blood alcohol content exceeds the novice range PCA; and

                     (c)  a driver of a commercial vehicle whose blood alcohol content falls within the high range PCA; and

                     (d)  a driver of a truck or utility whose blood alcohol content falls within the high range PCA if a person is occupying the open tray of the truck or utility

9  After item 341C of Schedule 1

Insert:

341CAA  Subsection 32(9) (note 1)

Omit “under this paragraph (c)”, substitute “against paragraph (b) or (c)”.

10  Item 341D of Schedule 1 (section 32A (heading))

After “breath”, insert “or saliva”.

11  Item 341D of Schedule 1 (subsection 32A(1))

After “breath test”, insert “, or saliva test,”.

12  Item 341D of Schedule 1 (section 32B (heading))

After “breath”, insert “or saliva”.

13  Item 341D of Schedule 1 (after paragraph 32B(1)(a))

Insert:

                    (aa)  both of the following apply:

                              (i)  it appears to the member that the device used by the member to conduct a breath test under subsection 32A(1) indicates that there may be present in the person’s breath or blood a concentration of alcohol of more than zero grams in 210 litres of breath or 100 millilitres of blood;

                             (ii)  the member has reasonable cause to believe that the person is the driver of a truck or utility and another person is occupying the open tray of the truck or utility; or

14  Item 341D of Schedule 1 (at the end of subsection 32B(1))

Add:

               ; or (d)  it appears to the member that the device used by the member to conduct a saliva test under subsection 32A(1) indicates that there may be present in the person’s saliva a drug or psychotropic substance; or

                     (e)  the person refuses to submit to a saliva test required by a member of the police force under subsection 32A(1) or fails to submit to the saliva test in accordance with the directions of the member.

15  Item 341D of Schedule 1 (at the end of subsection 32B(2))

Add:

                   ; (d)  if paragraph (1)(d) or (e) applies—the power to detain the person (or cause the person to be detained) at a police station or other place for the purposes of undergoing saliva analysis, or submitting to a blood test, under section 32C.

16  Item 341D of Schedule 1 (at the end of the item)

Add:

32C  Saliva analysis or blood testing following arrest

             (1)  If a person is detained under paragraph 32B(2)(d), a member of the police force may require the person to undergo a saliva analysis.

             (2)  The analysis must be done in accordance with regulations made for the purposes of this subsection.

             (3)  If the analysis indicates that there may be present in the person’s saliva a drug or psychotropic substance, a member of the police force may require the person to have a blood sample taken in accordance with the directions of the member.

             (4)  A blood sample taken under subsection (3) must be taken in accordance with the Regulations.

17  Item 341DA of Schedule 1

Repeal the item, substitute:

341DA  After paragraph 33(1)(a)

Insert:

                    (aa)  who holds a recognised licence, the operation of which in Norfolk Island is cancelled; or

341DAAA  Subsection 33(1)

Omit “elsewhere”, substitute “an outside jurisdiction”.

341DAAB  Paragraph 33(1)(c)

After “learners licence”, insert “, a provisional licence”.

341DAAC  Paragraph 35(c)

Repeal the paragraph.

341DAAD  Subsection 38A(3)

Omit “medical practitioner registered under the Medical Practitioners Registration Act 1983”, substitute “registered medical practitioner (within the meaning of the Health Practitioners Act 1983)”.

341DAAE  Paragraph 44G(2)(b)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (b)  all of the following apply:

                              (i)  the person is at least 8 years old and seated, between 6 am and 8 pm, on the open tray of a truck or utility;

                             (ii)  the sides of that tray are closed and extend at least 150 millimetres above the floor of the tray;

                            (iii)  the driver of the truck or utility holds a drivers licence that is endorsed by the Registrar under subsection 23B(1);

                            (iv)  the driver produces written evidence of that endorsement if required to do so by a member of the police force.

341DAAF  Before section 45

Insert:

44L  Suspension following refusal to submit to test

                   If a person who holds a licence refuses to:

                     (a)  undergo a breath analysis, or have a blood sample taken, as required or directed under subsection 32(3); or

                     (b)  submit to a breath test or saliva test as required under subsection 32A(1); or

                     (c)  undergo a saliva analysis as required under subsection 32C(1); or

                     (d)  have a blood sample taken under subsection 32C(3);

the person’s licence is suspended during the period:

                     (e)  beginning at the time of the refusal; and

                      (f)  ending:

                              (i)  if the person is charged with a major driving offence—immediately before the person is so charged; or

                             (ii)  otherwise—24 hours after the time of the refusal.

44M  Suspension or disqualification following charge with major driving offence

             (1)  If a person who holds a licence is charged with a major driving offence, the person’s licence is suspended during the period:

                     (a)  beginning when the person is so charged; and

                     (b)  ending when:

                              (i)  the charge is withdrawn; or

                             (ii)  the person is acquitted or convicted of the offence.

             (2)  If a person who does not hold a licence is charged with a major driving offence, the person is disqualified from holding or obtaining a licence during the period:

                     (a)  beginning when the person is so charged; and

                     (b)  ending when:

                              (i)  the charge is withdrawn; or

                             (ii)  the person is acquitted or convicted of the offence.

             (3)  However, subsection (1) or (2) does not apply to a person if:

                     (a)  the person is charged with an offence against subsection 32(1) (driving under the influence of drink or drugs); and

                     (b)  the charge does not allege that:

                              (i)  the person drove or attempted to drive a motor vehicle whilst under the influence of a drug or psychotropic substance; or

                             (ii)  the person’s blood alcohol content fell within the high range PCA.

341DAAG  Section 45 (heading)

After “disqualification”, insert “following conviction”.

341DAAH  Subsection 45(1)

After “a learners licence,” (wherever occurring), insert “a provisional licence,”.

341DAAI  Subsection 45(2)

After “suspends or cancels a licence”, insert “, cancels the operation of a recognised licence in Norfolk Island”.

341DAAJ  Paragraph 46(1)(a)

After “learners licence”, insert “, a provisional licence”.

341DAAK  After paragraph 47(1)(a)

Insert:

                    (aa)  who holds a recognised licence, the operation of which in Norfolk Island is cancelled; or

341DAAL  After subsection 47(5)

Insert:

          (5A)  A special licence granted to a person who holds a recognised licence, the operation of which in Norfolk Island is cancelled, is subject to any condition, restriction or endorsement to which the recognised licence is subject in Norfolk Island.

Note:          See, for example, subsections 18(6) and 22A(3).

341DAAM  Subsection 47K(1)

Omit “or recognised licence”.

18  Item 341DAA of Schedule 1

Repeal the item, substitute:

341DAA  Paragraph 47K(1)(c)

Omit “fee payable on the grant of”, substitute “approved fee for an application for”.

19  After item 341DAB of Schedule 1

Insert:

341DABA  At the end of Part 8B

Add:

47R  Cancellation of operation of recognised licence corresponding to drivers licence

             (1)  If 12 or more relevant demerit points are recorded in the register in relation to a recognised licence held by a person that corresponds to a drivers licence, the Registrar must send the person a written notice that:

                     (a)  sets out the particulars of the relevant demerit points recorded in relation to the licence; and

                     (b)  advises the person that 14 days after the date of the notice:

                              (i)  the operation of the licence in Norfolk Island will be cancelled; and

                             (ii)  the person will be disqualified from obtaining a licence for 3 months.

             (2)  At the end of the period of 14 days after the date of the notice, the Registrar must:

                     (a)  cancel the operation of the recognised licence in Norfolk Island; and

                     (b)  declare the person disqualified from obtaining a licence for a period of 3 months; and

                     (c)  delete from the register the relevant demerit points because of which the notice under subsection (1) was sent.

             (3)  The validity of a notice under subsection (1) is not affected by a failure to comply with paragraph (1)(a).

47S  Cancellation of operation of recognised provisional licence

             (1)  If 6 or more relevant demerit points are recorded in the register in relation to a recognised provisional licence held by a person, the Registrar must send the person a written notice that:

                     (a)  sets out the particulars of the relevant demerit points recorded in relation to the licence; and

                     (b)  advises the person that 14 days after the date of the notice:

                              (i)  the operation of the licence in Norfolk Island will be cancelled; and

                             (ii)  the person will be disqualified from obtaining a licence for 3 months.

             (2)  At the end of the period of 14 days after the date of the notice, the Registrar must:

                     (a)  cancel the operation of the recognised provisional licence in Norfolk Island; and

                     (b)  declare the person disqualified from obtaining a licence for a period of 3 months; and

                     (c)  delete from the register the relevant demerit points because of which the notice under subsection (1) was sent.

             (3)  The validity of a notice under subsection (1) is not affected by a failure to comply with paragraph (1)(a).

Part 2Amendment of the Traffic (General) Regulations (Norfolk Island)

Norfolk Island Continued Laws Ordinance 2015

20  Before item 341DC of Schedule 1

Insert:

341DBA  Subregulation 5(3)

Omit “unless the repairs or other work specified in the notice have been carried out to the satisfaction of an authorised person”, substitute:

                   unless:

                     (c)  the notice recipient gives the authorised person all reasonable facilities for making another inspection of the vehicle; and

                     (d)  the repairs or other work specified in the notice have been carried out to the satisfaction of the authorised person

341DBB  After subregulation 5(3)

Insert:

          (3A)  If an authorised person who is not the Registrar gives a notice under subregulation (3), the authorised person must:

                     (a)  give a copy of the notice to the Registrar; and

                     (b)  do so within 10 business days after giving the notice.

341DBC  Subregulation 5A(1)

Omit all the words after “on the motor vehicle,”, substitute:

                   exceeds 2.5 metres measured at the widest point.

Penalty:

                     (a)  in respect of a first offence—6 penalty units; or

                     (b)  in respect of a second or subsequent offence—12 penalty units.

21  After item 341DL of Schedule 1

Insert:

341DM  After regulation 9E

Insert:

9EA  Saliva analysis

             (1)  This regulation is made for the purposes of subsection 32C(2) of the Act.

             (2)  If a member of the police detains a person (the detainee) under paragraph 32B(2)(d) of the Act, the member must bring the detainee before an approved person for a saliva sample to be taken.

             (3)  The approved person must:

                     (a)  analyse the saliva sample using one of the following devices in accordance with the directions of the manufacturer of the device:

                              (i)  a Dräger DrugTest 5000 (also known as a Draeger DrugTest 5000);

                             (ii)  a Cozart DDS; and

                     (b)  place the sample in a container; and

                     (c)  fasten and seal the container; and

                     (d)  assign a unique sample number to the sample; and

                     (e)  label the container with:

                              (i)  the unique sample number; and

                             (ii)  the detainee’s name and date of birth; and

                      (f)  complete a certificate that is substantially in the form of, and includes the information required by, Form 1A in Schedule 5 in relation to the analysis; and

                     (g)  give a copy of that certificate to the detainee.

341DN  Regulation 9F

After “subsection 32(3)”, insert “or 32C(3)”.

341DO Regulation 9H

Omit “subsection 32(4), of the Act”, substitute “subsection 32(4) or paragraph 32B(2)(d) of the Act,”.

341DP  Subregulation 9L(2)

After “blood sample taken”, insert “(including under subsection 32C(3) of the Act)”.

22  After item 341G of Schedule 1

Insert:

341GA  Regulation 9Q

Repeal the regulation, substitute:

9Q  Certificates

                   For the purposes of subsection 32(8) of the Act, a certificate is made and signed in accordance with these Regulations if:

                     (a)  in the case of a breath analysis under subsection 32(3) of the Act—the certificate is substantially in the form of, and includes the information required by, Form 1 in Schedule 5 in relation to the analysis; or

                     (b)  in the case of a saliva analysis under subsection 32C(1) of the Act—either:

                              (i)  the certificate is substantially in the form of, and includes the information required by, Form 1A in Schedule 5 in relation to the analysis; or

                             (ii)  the certificate is a printout issued or created by the device used for the analysis.

23  Item 341H of Schedule 1

Repeal the item, substitute:

341H  Subparagraph 17(1)(a)(i)

Omit “Minister”, substitute “Chief Executive Officer”.

341HA  Subparagraph 17(1)(a)(ii)

Repeal the subparagraph, substitute:

                             (ii)  a public service employee appointed under this subparagraph by the Chief Executive Officer;

341HB  Paragraph 17(1)(b)

Omit “Minister”, substitute “Chief Executive Officer”.

341HC  After subregulation 17(1)

Insert:

          (1A)  The Chief Executive Officer must not appoint a person under subparagraph (1)(a)(ii) unless the Chief Executive Officer is satisfied that the person has appropriate qualifications, knowledge or experience.

341HD  Subregulations 18(1), 19(1) and 19(2)

Omit “Minister” (wherever occurring), substitute “Chief Executive Officer”.

24  After item 341L of Schedule 1

Insert:

341M  Schedule 1 (table items 21 and 22, column 3)

After “provisional licence”, insert “, or a recognised provisional licence,”.

341N  Schedule 1 (at the end of the cell at table item 24, column 3)

Add “corresponding to a drivers licence”.

341P  Schedule 1 (after table item 26)

Insert:

 

26A

Subsection 24A(1)

Driving with L plates without appropriate licence

0.5

1

26B

Subsection 24A(2)

Driving with P plates without appropriate licence

0.5

1

 

341Q  Schedule 5 (after Form 1)

Insert:

Form 1A

 

Certificate of the result of a saliva analysis

 

This Certificate is given following the administration of a saliva analysis in accordance with the provisions of the Traffic Act 2010 and the Traffic (General) Regulations.

A printout issued or created by the device used for the analysis is the equivalent of this certificate for evidentiary purposes.

I certify that I have administered a saliva analysis in accordance with the Act and the Regulations and that the following particulars are true and correct¾

(a)   The test was taken on the    day of                        20    , at        am/pm.

(b)   The test was taken at:..............................................

(c)   The name and date of birth of the person tested is:

        Name...............................................

        Date of birth....................................

(d)   The sample to which this certificate refers was sample number..................

(e)   The drug or psychotropic substance indicated by the analysis to be present in the person tested was....................

I further certify that the device is a...................and the serial number of the device is...................and that my name is.......................................and that my service number is...................and that I am a person qualified and authorised to operate the device and give this certificate.

.....................................................................

Signature.                                                                                             

341R  Schedule 5 (Forms 2, 3A and 3B)

Omit “Section 32(7)”, substitute “Subsections 32(7) and 32C(4)”.

Part 3Application, saving and transitional provisions

Norfolk Island Continued Laws Ordinance 2015

25  In the appropriate position in Part 2 of Schedule 1

Insert:

Division 20—Application and transitional provisions relating to the Norfolk Island Continued Laws Amendment (Traffic and Other Measures) Ordinance 2020

411  Transitional provision affecting the Traffic Act 2010 (Norfolk Island)

The Registrar must refund to the applicant an approved fee paid under paragraph 16A(1)(b) of the Traffic Act 2010 (Norfolk Island) in respect of an application for a provisional licence, made before the commencement of this item, if:

                     (a)  at or after that commencement, the applicant withdraws the application before the Registrar decides it; and

                     (b)  the applicant holds a recognised provisional licence at the time of the withdrawal.

412  Application provisions affecting the Traffic Act 2010 (Norfolk Island)

Main application provisions

(1)       Paragraph (da) of the definition of major driving offence in subsection 3(1) of the Traffic Act 2010 (Norfolk Island), as amended by this Schedule, applies in relation to an offence committed on or after the commencement of this item.

(2)       Subsection 3(9) of the Traffic Act 2010 (Norfolk Island), as added by this Schedule, applies in relation to findings of guilt without the recording of a conviction that are made before, on or after the commencement of this item.

(3)       Paragraph 19(ba) of the Traffic Act 2010 (Norfolk Island), as inserted by this Schedule, applies in relation to a conviction, judgment, order or decision imposed or made before, on or after the commencement of this item.

(4)       Section 22A of the Traffic Act 2010 (Norfolk Island), as inserted by this Schedule, applies in relation to:

                     (a)  the holder of a licence driving a motor vehicle after the commencement of this item; and

                     (b)  a condition, restriction or endorsement imposed or made before, on or after the commencement of this item.

(5)       Section 24A of the Traffic Act 2010 (Norfolk Island), as inserted by this Schedule, applies in relation to acts or omissions on or after the commencement of this item.

(6)       Subject to subitem (10), the amendments of section 32 of the Traffic Act 2010 (Norfolk Island) made by this Schedule apply in relation to acts after the commencement of this item.

(7)       Section 44M of the Traffic Act 2010 (Norfolk Island), as inserted by this Schedule, applies in relation to charges after the commencement of this item.

(8)       The following provisions of the Traffic Act 2010 (Norfolk Island), as amended or inserted by this Schedule, apply in relation to offences committed on or after the commencement of this item:

                     (a)  subsections 15(3A) and (3B);

                     (b)  subsection 16(7);

                     (c)  subsection 16A(7);

                     (d)  subsections 45(1) and (2);

                     (e)  paragraph 46(1)(a).

Application provisions relating to ute tray riding

(9)       The amendments of subsection 17A(2) of the Traffic Act 2010 (Norfolk Island) made by this Schedule apply in relation to licences issued on or after the day (the ute tray riding application day) that is 3 months after the day on which the Norfolk Island Continued Laws Amendment (Traffic and Other Measures) Ordinance 2020 commences.

(10)     Subparagraph 32(1)(b)(iia) and paragraph 32(1A)(d) of the Traffic Act 2010 (Norfolk Island), as inserted by this Schedule, apply in relation to acts on or after the ute tray riding application day.

(11)     Paragraph 32B(1)(aa) of the Traffic Act 2010 (Norfolk Island), as inserted by this Schedule, applies in relation to an exercise of powers by a member of the police force on or after the ute tray riding application day.

(12)     Paragraph 44G(2)(b) of the Traffic Act 2010 (Norfolk Island), as inserted by this Schedule, applies in relation to a person in or on a motor vehicle on or after the ute tray riding application day.

413  Application provision affecting the Traffic (General) Regulations (Norfolk Island)

The amendments of Schedule 1 to the Traffic (General) Regulations (Norfolk Island) made by this Schedule apply in relation to offences committed on or after the commencement of this item.

Schedule 2Other amendments

  

Norfolk Island Continued Laws Ordinance 2015

1  After item 210AAB of Schedule 1

Insert:

210AABA  Subsection 6(1)

Omit “prescribed charges”, substitute “approved fee”.

2  After item 210AA of Schedule 1

Insert:

210AAAA  Paragraph 13(a)

Repeal the paragraph.