Constitution of Urabba Parks/Section 46

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Chapter 1 >>Part 4 >>Division 1 >>Subdivision C >>Section 46

Sanction for sitting when disqualified[edit | edit source]

A person commits an offence if the person:

(a)  is declared incapable under this Division to sit as a member of a House of the Parliament on any day; and
(b)  sits or votes in any parliamentary body, or exercises or claims any privilege or immunity of a member of a parliamentary body on that day.

Sanction: $20

Relevant note from the Explanatory Memorandum[edit | edit source]

150. This section provides for a nominal pecuniary sanction of $20 for persons who sit as a member of a House of the Parliament if not qualified to do so. The intention of this provision is to encourage persons who hold themselves out to be members of a House to ensure they are not aware of any disqualification from sitting as a member.