Communications Regulation (Amendment) Act 2007

Amendment of section 44 of Principal Act (notice of Commission of intention to prosecute, etc.).

12.— Section 44 of the Principal Act is amended as follows:

(a) by substituting the following subsection for subsection (1):

“(1) If the Commission believes on reasonable grounds that a person has committed a summary offence under this Act or under a related enactment, the Commission may give to the person (or, if the person believed to have committed the offence is a body corporate, to an officer of the body) a notice stating that—

(a) the person is alleged to have committed the offence, and

(b) if, within 21 days from the date on which the notice was given, the person, as far as is practicable, remedies to the satisfaction of the Commission the matter giving rise to the offence and pays to the Commission €1,500, accompanied by the notice, the person or body will not be prosecuted for the offence.”;

(b) by repealing subsections (5) and (7).