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IMPOUNDING OF LIVESTOCK ACT 1994


TABLE OF PROVISIONS

   PART 1--PRELIMINARY

   1.      Purposes  
   2.      Commencement  
   3.      Definitions  
   4.      Act to bind Crown  

   PART 2--IMPOUNDING OF LIVESTOCK

           Division 1--Powers and duties relating to impounding and release of livestock

   5.      Power to impound livestock found trespassing  
   5A.     Power to enter land or building and impound abandoned livestock  
   5B.     Power to enter land or building and impound inadequately confined livestock  
   6.      General duty of persons who impound livestock  
   7.      Entitlement to reimbursement of charges  
   8.      Duties of authorised officer of council  
   8A.     Notice of seizure  
   9.      Duties of owners and occupiers of land  
   10.     Owners and occupiers of land to deliver livestock to pound  
   11.     Procedure where owner claims livestock from owner or occupier of land  
   12.     Duties of authorised officer who impounds livestock on Crown land  
   13.     Duties of officer of the Roads Corporation  
   13A.    Duties of person authorised by relevant corporation  
   14.     Records to be kept by councils  
   15.     Duties of councils to notify owners  
   16.     Release of livestock from pound  

           Division 2--Powers relating to trespassing or inadequately confined livestock

   16A.    Power to serve notice objecting to the trespassing of livestock  
   16B.    Power to serve notice on owner regarding confinement of livestock  

   PART 3--DISPOSAL OR DESTRUCTION OF LIVESTOCK

   17.     Holding period for impounded livestock  
   17A.    Livestock found abandoned to be held for 14 days  
   18.     Sale of unclaimed livestock  
   19.     Public notice of sale  
   20.     Application of proceeds of sale  
   21.     Disposal of livestock  
   22.     Power of authorised officer of council to destroy impounded livestock in certain circumstances  
   23.     Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986 not affected  
   24.     Livestock Disease Control Act 1994 not affected  

   PART 3A--LIEN OVER, AND RETENTION AND SALE OF, AGISTED HORSES

   24A.    Application of Part  
   24B.    Person owed money may create lien over horse  
   24C.    Extinguishment of lien  
   24D.    Right of owner to return of horse  
   24E.    Lien holder may dispose of horse if default not rectified  
   24F.    Default notice  
   24G.    When lien is created  
   24H.    Sale of unclaimed horse by lien holder  
   24I.    Passing of property on sale of horse  
   24J.    Offence to remove or retain custody of horse subject to lien  

   PART 4--OFFENCES RELATING TO LIVESTOCK

   25.     Offences relating to livestock  
   25A.    Offence if livestock trespass after service of notice under section 16A  
   25B.    Offence if non-compliance with notice served under section 16B  

   PART 5--COURT PROCEEDINGS CONCERNING IMPOUNDED LIVESTOCK

   26.     Proceedings in the Magistrates' Court  
   27.     Notice of intention to bring proceedings  
   28.     Holding of impounded livestock  
   29.     Orders court may make  

   PART 5A--GENERAL AND ENFORCEMENT

           Division 1--General

   30.     Recovery of outstanding charges owing to council  
   31.     Recovery of outstanding charges owing to persons other than a council  
   32.     Compensation under the Conservation, Forests and Lands Act 1987  
   33.     Application of money recovered under this Act  
   33A.    Power to file charge-sheets under this Act  

           Division 2--Infringement notices

   33B.    Power to serve infringement notices  
   33C.    Infringement offence  
   33D.    Infringement penalty  

   PART 6--REGULATIONS

   34.     Regulations  
           ENDNOTES


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