(1) In this section:
relevant period means:(a) the period beginning on the commencement of this subsection and ending on 31 December 2003, or(b) any subsequent year.(2) Whenever any monetary penalty is imposed for an offence against this Act that is prosecuted by an authority the proper officer of the court that imposed the penalty must pay the amount of the penalty to the authority.(3) An amount paid to an authority under this section, or paid under section 206 for a penalty payable under a penalty notice served by an authorised officer appointed by an authority who is not a police officer, belongs to the authority concerned.(4) An amount paid under section 206 for a penalty payable under a penalty notice served by an authorised officer who is a police officer belongs to the State Council.(5) The total of the amounts paid as referred to in subsection (4) in a relevant period must be distributed to the authorities in the year following the relevant period by way of reduction of the contribution that each authority is required to pay under section 31. The reduction must be in the same proportion as the amount of contribution payable by the authority for the year following the relevant period bears to the total amount of contributions calculated in accordance with section 31 for that year.(6) This section applies irrespective of any other law to the contrary.