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Associations Incorporation Act 2009 No 7
Current version for 1 September 2016 to date (accessed 28 May 2017 at 14:45)
Part 8 Division 2
Division 2 Offences
90   Offence of using certain names
(1)  Any person or body (other than an association) that calls itself by a name that includes the word “Incorporated” or “Inc” is guilty of an offence.
Maximum penalty: 2 penalty units.
(2)  Subsection (1) does not apply to a body that is incorporated, whether in New South Wales or elsewhere, under a name that includes either of those words.
91   Offences by committee members
(1)  If an association contravenes, whether by act or omission, any provision of this Act or the regulations, each committee member of the association is taken to have contravened the same provision if he or she knowingly authorised or permitted the contravention.
(2)  A person may be proceeded against and convicted under a provision pursuant to subsection (1) whether or not the association has been proceeded against or convicted under that provision.
(3)  In the case of a contravention of section 40, each person who, pursuant to subsection (1), is taken to have contravened that section is, together with the association, jointly and severally liable for all debts incurred by the association as a consequence of that contravention.
(4)  Nothing in this section affects any liability imposed on an association for an offence committed by the association under this Act.
(5)  For the purposes of this section, an association’s public officer (not otherwise being a committee member) is taken to be a committee member.
92   Obstruction of authorised officers
A person must not obstruct or hinder an authorised officer in the exercise of the officer’s functions under this Act.
Maximum penalty: 60 penalty units.
93   Penalty notices
(1)  An authorised officer may serve a penalty notice on a person if it appears to the officer that the person has committed an offence against this Act, being an offence prescribed by the regulations as a penalty notice offence.
(2)  A penalty notice is a notice to the effect that, if the person served does not wish to have the matter determined by a court, the person can pay, within the time and to the person specified in the notice, the amount of the penalty prescribed by the regulations for the offence if dealt with under this section.
(3)  A penalty notice may be served personally or by post.
(4)  If the amount of penalty prescribed for an alleged offence is paid under this section, no person is liable to any further proceedings for the alleged offence.
(5)  Payment under this section is not to be regarded as an admission of liability for the purpose of, and does not in any way affect or prejudice, any civil claim, action or proceedings arising out of the same occurrence.
(6)  The regulations:
(a)  may prescribe an offence for the purposes of this section by specifying the offence or by referring to the provision creating the offence, and
(b)  may prescribe the amount of penalty payable for the offence if dealt with under this section, and
(c)  may prescribe different amounts of penalties for different offences or classes of offences.
(7)  The amount of a penalty prescribed under this section for an offence is not to exceed the maximum amount of penalty that could be imposed for the offence by a court.
(8)  This section does not limit the operation of any other provision of, or made under, this or any other Act relating to proceedings that may be taken in respect of offences.
94   Proceedings for offences
(1)  Proceedings for an offence against this Act or the regulations may be dealt with summarily before the Local Court.
(2)  Proceedings for an offence under section 31 (1), 32, 33, 40 (1), 68 (1) or 69 may be commenced not later than 3 years from when the offence was alleged to have been committed.
 Under section 179 of the Criminal Procedure Act 1986, proceedings for any other summary offence under this Act must be commenced not later than 6 months from when the offence was alleged to have been committed.