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POLICE OFFENCES ACT 1935 - SECT 37A

PART IVA - Offences involving vehicles Division 1 - Motor vehicle stealing, &c. 37A. Interpretation

In this Part, unless the contrary intention appears –

Australian driver licence has the same meaning as in the Vehicle and Traffic Act 1999;
authorized officer has the same meaning as it has in the Traffic Act 1925;
court of summary jurisdiction means a court held by a magistrate sitting alone in petty session;
driver licence has the same meaning as in the Vehicle and Traffic Act 1999;
juvenile means a person who has not attained the age of 17 years;
owner, when used in reference to a motor vehicle or trailer, means –

(a) a person registered in the record of motor vehicles and trailers kept in accordance with section 41 of the Vehicle and Traffic Act 1999 as the owner of the motor vehicle or trailer; or

(b) a person who is a joint owner or part owner of the motor vehicle or trailer –

and includes –

(c) any other person who has the use of the motor vehicle or trailer under a lease or hire-purchase agreement; and

(d) a person to whom the motor vehicle or trailer has been sold or otherwise disposed of by a previous registered owner who has complied with the relevant provisions of the Vehicle and Traffic Act 1999; and

(e) a person who a police officer reasonably believes is the owner of the motor vehicle or trailer;

registered operator has the same meaning as in the Vehicle and Traffic Act 1999.



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