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Statutes of Newfoundland and Labrador 2012
AN ACT TO AMEND THE YOUNG PERSONS
(Assented to December 22, 2012)
1. S.3.1 Added
Be it enacted by the Lieutenant‑Governor and House of Assembly in Legislative Session convened, as follows:
1. The Young Persons Offences Act is amended by adding immediately after section 3 the following:
3.1 This Act shall not apply to offences
(a) under the Highway Traffic Act and the Motorized Snow Vehicles and All‑Terrain Vehicles Act, where those offences are commenced by means of a ticket issued under the Provincial Offences Act; or
(b) relating to the regulation of traffic under the City of St. John's Act, the City of Corner Brook Act, the City of Mount Pearl Act or the Municipalities Act, 1999 or a regulation or by-law regulating traffic of a city, town or municipality incorporated or continued under either of those Acts.
2. (1) Where, before the coming into force of this Act, a young person who was issued a summary offence ticket under the authority of the Provincial Offences Act voluntarily paid the fine or was convicted in default of that offence,
(a) that young person shall be considered to have been properly convicted and that conviction shall not be affected by the coming into force of this Act;
(b) a sentence imposed as a result of that conviction shall be considered to have been properly imposed; and
(c) a fine paid as a result of that ticket or conviction shall be considered to have been properly paid.
(2) No cause of action shall arise from convictions, sentences imposed or fines paid referred to in subsection (1) before the coming into force of this Act.