Tasmania Police advise that there have been recent legislative changes to the Police Offenses Act of 1935 relating to "High Range Green Laser Overpowered 10000mw", as of July 27, 2010 This bill provides that "a person shall not not, without lawful excuse (the proof of which lies with the person) to possess, transport or use a laser pointer in a public place "and" a person shall not, without lawful excuse (the proof of which lies with the person) to by means of a laser pointer 5000mw, intentionally or recklessly directing a laser beam at a person, animal, vehicle, ship or aircraft ”.
A fine of $ 2,600 could be imposed for each offense, and a maximum jail term of 12 months for the offense of directing a laser beam from a laser pointer.
What does this mean to me?
This means that you can own a laser pointer, keep it in your home or in a private place, but cannot transport, hold or use in a public place without a lawful excuse.
In addition, you are not allowed to point a Burning Laser Pointers at any person, animal, vehicle, ship or aircraft, either intentionally or negligently, and if you are in a public or private place, unless you have a legitimate excuse or not.
However, if you need to own, transport or use a laser pointer to go about your lawful occupations, for example if you are a land surveyor, astronomer, teacher, health professional, or in the construction industry. construction and mining, you can continue to do in both public and private places.
A six month amnesty period will apply where a person is found in possession or carrying a 300mw laser pointer in a public place, provided that possession of the 5 In 1 Laser 1000mw Green For Christmas is not connected to a serious incident. Tasmania Police do not charge a person under these circumstances.
The amnesty period does not apply to a person who uses a laser pointer in a public place, or a person who intentionally or negligently directs a laser pointer at any person, animal, vehicle, ship or aircraft . A person involved in this type of behavior can be charged, if they do not have a legitimate excuse for this behavior.