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Motor Car Amendment (No.4) Act 2006

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Motor Car Amendment (No.4) Act 2006


2006 : 38


Date of Assent: 29 December 2006
Operative Date: Notice in Gazette

WHEREAS it is expedient to amend the Motor Car Act 1951;

Be it enacted by The Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, by and
with the advice and consent of the Senate and the House of Assembly of
Bermuda, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

1 This Act, which amends the Motor Car Act 1951 (in this Act
referred to as “the principal Act”), may be cited as the Motor Car
Amendment (No. 4) Act 2006.

Inserts new sections 10 A and B
2 Section 10 of the principal Act is amended by inserting next after
section 10 the following —

“Prohibition on the importation of modified or oversized
motor cars
10A (1) No person shall import or cause to be imported a
modified or oversized motor car.

(2) In this section, a “modified motor car” means a motor
car the dimensions, structure, or structural integrity of which is
changed, including —


(a) altering the motor car by removing any part that
originally formed part of the motor car when first
manufactured by the motor car’s manufacturer;



(b) altering the motor car chassis thereby causing
the ratio of the weight of the vehicle to the
maximum engine power output to be less 10.50
kilograms per kilowatt.

(3) In subsection (1), an “oversized motor car” means a
motor car the specifications of which are not in accordance with
the specifications set out in the First Schedule and made
applicable respectively to the several classes of motor cars
therein mentioned but does not include any motor car that may
be used under provisos (a) and (b) to section 10(1) and (b) to
section 10(2).

Seizure and forfeiture of modified or oversized motor cars
10B (1) Any motor car imported in contravention of section
10A is liable to forfeiture and may be seized by —

(a) a police officer;

(b) a customs officer; or

(c) any person employed by the Minister for the
purpose of seizure.

(2) The provisions of the Revenue Act 1898 regarding
seizure and forfeiture of goods and things shall apply to motor
cars seized under this Act as if they were seized under the
Revenue Act for breach of that Act.

(3) For the purposes of the application of the relevant
sections of the Revenue Act 1898, to the forfeiture and seizure of
a motor car under this section, “Minister” and “Collector of
Customs” shall be one in the same”.

3 The provisions of this Act shall come into force on such day
appointed by the Minister by notice in the Gazette.