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Penalties Miscellaneous Amendments Act 2009

SOLOMON ISLANDS

PENALTIES MISCELLANEOUS AMENDMENTS ACT 2009

(NO. 14 OF 2009)


PASSED by the National Parliament this twenty-first day of July 2009.

(This printed impression has been carefully compared by me with the Bill passed by Parliament and found by me to be a true copy of the Bill)

Taeasi Sanga (Mrs)
Clerk to National Parliament

ASSENTED to in Her Majesty's name and on Her Majesty's behalf this twenty-ninth day of July 2009.

Frank Utu Ofagioro Kabui (CSI, CMG, OBE)
Governor General

Date of Commencement: (See section 1)

AN ACT TO AMEND EXISTING ACTS TO INTRODUCE A PENALTY UNIT SYSTEM TO REPLACE MONETARY PENALTIES AND RELATED MATTERS

ENACTED by the National Parliament of Solomon Islands.

________

PENALTIES MISCELLANEOUS AMENDMENTS ACT 2009


Short title and commencement

1. This Act may be cited as the Penalties Miscellaneous Amendments Act 2009, and commences on the date it is published in the Gazette.

Penal Code amended

2. Section 26 of the Penal Code (Cap. 26) is amended in subsection (1) by repealing the scale of sentence for default of payment of fines and substituting the following new scale-

"Amount
Maximum period
Not exceeding 100 penalty units
five days
Exceeding 100 penalty units but not exceeding 200 penalty units
ten days
Exceeding 200 penalty units but not exceeding 500 penalty units
twenty days
Exceeding 500 penalty units but not exceeding 700 penalty units
thirty days
Exceeding 700 penalty units but not exceeding 1000 penalty units
forty days
Exceeding 1000 penalty units but not exceeding 1500 penalty units
two months
Exceeding 1500 penalty units but not exceeding 2000 penalty units
three months
Exceeding 2000 penalty units but not exceeding 5,000 penalty units
six months
For every 2,000 penalty units over 5,000 penalty units
an additional six months for every additional 2,000 penalty units (in whole), but shall not exceed five years.".


Interpretation and General Provisions Act amended

3. The Interpretation and General Provisions Act (Cap. 85) is amended -

(a) by adding after section 50 the following section -

"Penalty units"

"50A. (1) Penalties (whether for an offence or otherwise) in all written laws shall be expressed in penalty units.

(2) If a written law provides for monetary penalty, that penalty shall be treated as and converted into penalty units.

(3) The value of one penalty unit is one dollar."; and

(b) in section 66(1)(b), by deleting "one hundred dollars" and "three months" and substituting "5,000 penalty units" and "six months" respectively.


Companies Act 2009 amended

4. The Companies Act 2009 is amended-

(a) by amending all its penalty units in accordance with the following formula-

Formula: A x B = C

Where: A = current penalty units set out in the Act; B = $50; C = total amended penalty units; and

(b) by repealing section 208.


Companies (Insolvency and Receivership) Act 2009 amended

5. The Companies (Insolvency and Receivership) Act 2009 is amended -

(a) by amending all its penalty units in accordance with the following formula -

Formula: A x B =C

Where: A = current penalty units set out in the Act; B = $50; C = total amended penalty units; and

(b) by repealing section 80.


Valuers Act 2009 amended

6. The Valuers Act 2009 is amended -

(a) by amending all its penalty units in accordance with the following formula -

Formula: A x B = C

Where: A = current penalty units set out in the Act; B = $100; C = total amended penalty units; and

(b) by repealing section 35.


Maritime Safety Administration Act 2009 amended

7. The Maritime Safety Administration Act 2009 is amended -

(a) by amending all its penalty units in accordance with the following formula -

Formula: A x B = C

Where: A = current penalty units set out in the Act; B = $100; C = total amended penalty units; and

(b) by repealing section 28.


Consequential amendments and transitional regulations

8. (1) The Acts set out in Column 2 of the Schedule are amended in the respective sections listed in Column 3 of the Schedule by deleting the monetary penalties and substituting the corresponding penalty units listed in Column 4 of the Schedule.

(2) All monetary penalties and administrative penalties in any written law not amended by this Act are amended by converting them into their equivalent penalty units.

(3) The Minister responsible for Justice shall make regulations under this section to convert the monetary penalties in subsidiary legislation, including value updating of the penalty units on the same basis used for the penalties set out in the Schedule.

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SCHEDULE

(Section 8)

LIST OF ACTS AMENDED

No.
(1)
ACTS
(2)
SECTIONS
(3)
AMENDMENT
(PENALTY UNITS)
(4)
1
Death and Fire Inquiries
(Cap. 9)
s.8 $20
s.10 $10
2,000
1,000
2
Essential Services
(Cap. 12)
s.2(1) $100
s.2(3) $100
s.2(5) $10 per day
s.2(6) $20
s.3(1) $100
s.3(2) $100
3,000
3,000
300
600
3,000
3,000
3
Official Secrets
(Cap 25)
s.10(2) $100
s.11(4) $20
s.14(2) $100
3,000
600
3,000
4
Penal Code
(Cap. 26)
s.47(4) $300
s.63 $200
s.121(2) $100
s.130 $100
s.173(1) $200
s.175 $20
s.178(iii) $10
s.180 $10
s.181 $40
s.182 $10
s.183(1) $10
s.183(2) $15
s.183(3) $20
s.184(1) $10
s.184(2) $40
s.184(3) $200
s.190 $40
s.239 $200
s.243 $200
s.255 $400
s.275 $200 - 1st
- 2nd
s.276 $200
s.277 $10
s.288 $10
s.292 $200
s.316(2) $100
s.351(1) $10
s.362 $4
s.364 $40
s.365(2) $10
s.365(3) $20
s.374 $600
s.375 $1,000
3,000
2,000
1,000
5,000
5,000
600
1,000
1,000
2,000
1,000
1,000
1,500
5,000
1,000
2,000
5,000
2,000
5,000
5,000
10,000
5,000
15,000
5,000
500
500
5,000
5,000
500
200
2,000
500
1,000
2,000
2,000
5
Forestry Resources and Timber Utilisation Act
(Cap. 40)
s.4(1) $3,000
s.17 $3,000
s.22 $2,000
s.27(1) $3,000
s.29 $3,000
s.30 $1,500
s.31(2) $100 per day
s.44(2) $100
20,000
20,000
10,000
10,000
20,000
10,000
1,000
3,000
6
Mine and Minerals Act
(Cap. 42)
s.2(5) $ 1,000
s.17(5) $1,000
s.27(8) $1,000
s.29(3) $500
s.59(8) $1,000
s.63 $20,000
10,000
10,000
10,000
5,000
10,000
200,000
7
Passports
(Cap. 61)
s.15(1) $1,000
s.15(2A) $2,000
s 15A(3) $5,000
s. 15A(4) $5,000
s.16(1) $1,000
s.16(2) $1,000
s.19(2) $1,000
10,000
5,000
50,000
50,000
10,000
10,000
10,000
8
Consumer Protection
(Cap. 63)
s.11 $1,000
s.34(1)(a) 1st offence $3,000
s.34(1)(b) Subsequent
offence $7,000
10,000
10,000

20,000
9
Labour (Cap. 73)
s.6(5) $100 - 1st
$200 - 2nd
s.10 $1,000
s.28 $1,000
s.31(1) $500 + $20 per day
s.34(2) $40
s.37(5) $1,000
s.37(6) $500
s.44 $500
s.52 $500
s.74 $1,000
3,000
5,000
5,000
5,000
5000 + 200 per day
400
10,000
10,000
5,000
5,000
5,000
10
Safety at Work
(Cap. 74)
s.14(2) $1,000
s.25(2) $500
s.25(1) $1,000
s.28(7) $750
s.33(2) $500
s.33(3) $750
s.33(5) $50 per day
10,000
5,000
10,000
8,000
5,000
8,000
500
11
Explosives Act
(Cap. 79)
s.8 $200
s.9(d) $200
5,000
5,000
12
Dangerous Drugs
(Cap. 98)
s.39(2)(a) $2,000
s. 39(2)(b) $500
s.35(2) $200
100,000
5,000
2000
13
National Parliament Electoral Provisions
(Cap. 87)
s.7(3) $100
s.45(2) $100
s.67 $100
s.68(1) $200
s.69(4) $100
s.70 $200
s.74 $100
s.77 $100
s.78 $100
s.79(2) $20
3,000
3,000
3,000
5,000
3,000
5,000
3,000
3,000
3,000
1,000
14
Environmental Health
(Cap. 99)
s.9(3) $200
s.11 $1,000
2,000
10,000
15
Medical and Dental Practitioners
(Cap. 102)
s.11(1)(f)(iv) $500
s.13(1) $500
s.13(2) $500
s.13(3) $200
5,000
10,000
10,000
5,000
16
Pharmacy and Poisons
(Cap. 105)
s.8 $100
s.9$100
s.10 $200
s.40(1) $40 + $10 per day
s.41(1) $200
s.42(4) $200
s.47 $40 + $10 per day
s.49(3) $20 - 1st
$200 - 2nd +
s.52(5) $200 + $10 per day
s.59 $100 + $10 per day
s.60 $200 + $10 per day
s.621) $100 + $20 per day
3,000
3,000
3,000
1,000 + 300 per day
5,000
5,000
1,000 + 300 per day
1,000
5,000
5,000 + 300 per day
3,000 + 300 per day
5,000 + 300 per day
3,000 + 600 per day
17
Quarantine
(Cap. 106)
s.12 $100
s.16 $1,000
s.18(3) $100
s.21(2) $100
s.25(2) $100
s.30(3) $100
s.34(6) $1,000
s.35(3) $1,000
s.58(2) $1,000
s.61(3) $40
s.62(2) $100
s.63(1) $100
s.63(4) $20
s.65(2) $20
s.66(2) $10
s.67(1) $50
s.68 $100
s.73(3)(a) $200
s.82 $200
5,000
50,000
5,000
5,000
5,000
5,000
50,000
50,000
50,000
2,000
5,000
5,000
1,000
1,000
500
3,000
5,000
10,000
10,000
18
Customs and Excise
(Cap. 121)
s.27 $200
s.28 $200
s.44 $200
s.48 $200
s.49 $200
s.53 $200
s.57 $50
s.61 $200
s.67 $200
s.68(1) $200
s.68(2) $200
s.76 $100
s.83(2) $100
s.83(3) 50c
s.90(2) $200
s.102 $10 + $2 per day
s.103(2) $10
s.105 $200 and $20
s.129 $200
s.134 $100
s.136 $200
s.139 $200
s.140 $200
s.143 $200
s.144 $200
s.146 $10
s.151(3)(b) $200
s.152(2) $400
s.153 $200
s.155 $200
s.156 $1,000
s.159 $200
s.160 $200
s.161 $50
s.162 $50
s.163 $200
s.165(3) $50
s.168 $50
s.170 $200
s.172 $100
s.173 $400
s.176 $50
s.177 $200
s.178 $20
s 180 $50
s.184 $50
s.193 $200
s.195(1)(c) $1,000
s.196(2) $500
s.197 $200
s.198(4) $200
s.200(1) $200
s.201 $100
s.202 $50
s.205$200
s.207 $400
s.208 $40
s.210 $100
s.211 $200
s.212 $1,000
s.213 $200
s.214 $200
s.215 $200
s.217 $200
s.218 $1,000
s.226 Reward $20
s.229(1) $200
s.251(2) $200
s.253 - Default -
Less $200 -
Over $200 -
s.254 $200 or 12
s.272 $200
2,000
2,000
2,000
2,000
2,000
2,000
500
2,000
2,000
2,000
2,000
1,000
1,000
5
200
100 + 20 per day
100
2,000 and 200
2,000
1,000
2,000
2,000
2,000
2,000
2,000
1,000
2,000
3,000
2,000
2,000
10,000
2,000
2,000
500
500
2,000
500
500
2,000
1,000
4,000
500
2,000
200
500
500
2,000
10,000
5,000
2,000
2,000
10,000
1,000
500
2,000
4,000
400
1,000
2,000
10,000
2,000
2,000
2,000
2,000
10,000
200
2,000
10,000

5,000
10,000
10,000
2,000
19
Stamp Duties Act
(Cap. 126)
s.16(2) $50
s.17(2) $20
s.19 $40
s.20 $10
$10
s.23 $1,000
s.24(3) $500
s.25 $40
500
600
1,000
100
100
20,000
20,000
1,000
20
Traffic
(Cap. 131)
s.7(1) $500
s.7(4) $200
s.12 $200
s.13(2) $200
s.16(2) $500
s.20(4) $200
$500 - 2nd +
s.23(3) $150
s.25 $50
s.35 $500
s.36(4) $200
s.36(6) 5200
s.39(a) $1,000
s.39(b) $500 - 1st
$600 - 2nd +
s.40(1) $500 - 1st
$700 - 2nd +
s.41(1) $500 - 1st
$700 - 2nd +
s.42(3) $200 - 1st
$400 - 2nd +
s.43(1)(a) $2,000
s.43(1)(b) $400
$500 - 2nd +
s.43(2)(a)$500
s.43(2)(b) $200
$300 - 2nd +
s.46(1) $200
s.47 $200
s.48(2) $50 - 1st
$100 - 2nd+
s.49 $100 - 1st
$150 - 2nd+
s.50 $50 - 1st
$150 - 2nd
s.51(1) $100
$150 - 2nd+
s.52 $50
s.53 $200
$300 - 2nd
s.54 $50 - 1st
$100 - 2nd
s.55 $100 - 1st
$150 - 2nd+
s.56(4) $100
s 57(4) $100
s.58(1) $200
s.59(1)(a) $500
s.59(1)(b) $200
s.60(1) $100 - 1st
$200 - 2nd +
s.61 $50 - 1st
$100 - 2nd +
s.62 $50
s.63(4) $200 - 1st
$300 - 2nd +
s.64 $300
s.69(5) $200 - 1st
$300 - 2nd +
s.71(3) $100
s.72(5) $800
s.72(7) $200
s.77(2) $200
s.08(3) $100
s.80 $300
s.81 $600
s.82(1)(w)(i) $80
s.82(1)(w)(ii) $100
s.83(3) $100
5,000
5,000
5,000
5,000
5,000
5,000
5,000
2,000
500
10,000
2,000
2,000
20,000
5,000
10,000
5,000
7,000
5,000
7,000
2,000
5,000
20,000
10,000
10,000
5,000
5,000
5,000
5,000
5,000
500
1,000
3,000
4,000
2,000
3,000
3,000
4,000
500
2,000
3,000
500
1,000
1,000
3,000
3,000
3,000
3000
5,000
3,000
1,000
3,000
500
1,000
500
3,000
5,000
5,000
2,000
3,000
1,000
10,000
2,000
5,000
1,000
5,000
10,000
2,000
3,000
1,000
21
Liquor Act
(Cap. 144)
s.5(2) $300
s.7(4) $100
s.8(1) $400
s.8(2) $200
s.9(2) $100 - 1st
s.9(3) $200 subsequent
s.10(6) $150
s.11(2) $150
s.12(3) $150
s.37(2) $20 - 1st
$40 - subsequent
s.43 $100
s. 44(1) $600
s.45 (5)(c) $25
s.47(1) $300
s.47(2) $100
s.48(4) $75
s.50(2) $1,200
s.51(3) $400
s.55 $100 - 1st
$200 - subsequent
s.57(1)(a) $200 - 1st
s.57(1)(b) $400 or12 - 2nd +
s.57(2)(a) $150 - 1st
s.57(2)(b) $300 -2nd+
s.59(2)(a) $200 - 1st
s.59(2)(b) $400 - 2nd+
s.60 $100
s.63(2) $100
s.64(1) $200
s.64(2) $200
s.64(3) $25
s.65 $200
s.66(3) $1,000
s.67(1) $150
s.68 $25 - 1st
$300 - 2nd +
s.69(2) $200
s.69(4) $150
s.70 $200
s.71(2) $100
s.72(1) $300
s.72(2) $300
s.72(3) $200
s.72(4) $200
s.73(2) $200
s.74 $150 - 1st
$600 - 2nd +
s.75 $100
s.76 $300 - 1st
$600 - 2nd +
s.79 $50
s.82(2) $600
s.83(2) $600
s.84(2) $50 - 1st
$100 - 2nd +
s.84(4)$75
3,000
1,000
4,000
2,000
1,000
2,000
1,500
1,500
1,500
200
400
1,000
15,000
250
3,000
1,000
750
30,000
4,000
1,000
2,000
2,000
10,000
1,500
8,000

1,500
10,000
1,000
1,000
2,000
2,000
2,500
2,000
10,000
1,500
250
3,000
5,000
1,500
2,000
1,000
8,000
8,000
10,000
2,000
2,000
1,500
5,000
100
3,000
5,000
500
5,000
5,000
500
1,000
750
22
Protection of Wrecks and War Relics
(Cap. 150)
s.8(2) $2,000
5,000
23
Gaming and Lotteries
(Cap. 139)
s.3(5) $100
s.4(1) $100
s.10(a) $1,000 - 1st
s.10(b) $3,000 - 2nd +
s.12 $500
s.23(5) $1,000
s.24(2)(a) $200 - 1st
$400 - 2nd +
s.24(2)(b) $1,000 - 1st
$1500 - 2nd +
s.24(3)(a) $100 - 1st
$200 - 2nd +
s.24(3)(b) $600 - 1st
$1,000 - 2nd +
5,000
5,000
10,000
20,000
5,000
10,000
5,000
10,000
10,000
15,000
2,000
3,000
10,000
15,000
24
Ports
(Cap. 161)
s.32(2) $100 + $10 per day
s.35(2) $100 + $10 per day
s.46(1) $20
s.49(t) $40
s.49(h) $200
s.92 $200
s.93(3) $200
s.94 $200
s.97 $100
s.98 $100
s.99 $100
s.100 $100
s.101 $100
s.102 $200
s.103 $100
s.104(2)(a) $100
s.104(2)(b) $10
5,000 + 500 per day
5,000 + 500 per day
1,000
2,000
10,000
5,000
10,000
5,000
3,000
5,000
5,000
5,000
5,000
10,000
10,000
10,000
1,000
25
Shipping
(Cap. 163)
s.11 $100
s.17 $40
s.18(1) $200
s.18(2) $50
s.19(1) $1,000
s.19(2) $1,000
s.20 $1,000
s.22 $10
s.23(1) $4
s.23(2) $40
s.24 $200
s.28(2) $100
s.29 $50
s.34(1) $100
3,000
2,000
5,000
3,000
20,000
20,000
20,000
3,000
1,000
3,000
5,000
5,000
3,000
5,000
26
Seaman Discipline (Admiralty Transport) (Cap. 162)
s.2(2) $10
1,000
27
s.10(1) $500
s.10(2) $500
s.10(3) $500
10,000
10,000
5,000
28
s.19(2) $10,000
s.26 $10,000
s.37 $10,000
s.38(2) $5,000
s.43(8) $5,000
s.45(6) $5,000
s.49(3) $5,000
s.50(3) $5,000
s.51(2) $5,000
s.54 $1,000
10,000
10,000
10,000
5,000
5,000
5,000
5,000
5,000
10,000
10,000
29
s.4(2) $5,000
s.11(3)(a) $5,000
s.11(3)(b) $3,000
s.24(4) $5,000
s.25(4) $5,000
s.26(b) $10,000
s.31(b) $2,000
s.33 $2,000
5,000
5,000
3,000
3,000
3,000
50,000
10,000
20,000
30
Leadership Code (Further Provisions) Act
(Cap 86)
s.20 $500
s.25(1) $1,000
5,000
10,000
31
Correctional Services Act 2007
s.17(1) $200
s.18(1) $800
s.19(1)$800
s.20 $200
5,000
20,000
20,000
5,000

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