Amendment of section 69 of Act of 2004.
22.— Section 69 of the Act of 2004 is amended—
(a) in subsection (4), by inserting “, civil partnership” after “marriage”,
(b) by inserting the following subsection after subsection (9):
“(9A) A registrar who, without reasonable cause, fails or refuses to give a civil partnership registration form to one of the parties to an intended civil partnership in respect of which he or she has received a notification under section 59B(1)(a), or a copy of an exemption order under section 59B(2), commits an offence.”,
(c) in subsection (10)—
(i) by inserting the following paragraph after paragraph (f):
“(fa) registers or is a party to a civil partnership in respect of which, to his or her knowledge, subsection (1) or (5) of section 59B is not complied with, (other than where there has been an exemption ordered under subsection (2) of that section),”,
(ii) by inserting in paragraph (h) “or 59F” after “58”,
(iii) by inserting in paragraph (i) “, or 59B(1)(b)” after “46(1)(b)”,
(iv) by substituting in paragraph (i), “false or misleading,” for “false or misleading, or”,
(v) by substituting in paragraph (j) “form, or” for “form,”, and
(vi) by inserting the following paragraph after paragraph (j):
“(k) not being a registrar, deletes or alters information in relation to the parties to a civil partnership on a civil partnership registration form,”.