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Local Government Act 1993 No 30
Current version for 25 June 2019 to date (accessed 23 September 2019 at 08:43)
Chapter 16 Part 6 Section 652
652   Acting in civic office while subject to disqualification
(1)  A person who acts in a civic office while disqualified from holding the office is guilty of an offence.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
(2)  If the court is satisfied that an offence under this section was of a trifling character comprising acts done in good faith while in ignorance of the fact that the result would be disqualification, the court may:
(a)  dismiss the case, or
(b)  proceed to conviction and declare that section 276 (3) does not apply to the conviction or applies only to a specified extent.
(3)  A declaration by a court under this section as to the application of section 276 (3) has effect according to its tenor.