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AGO Opinions with Topic: WHERE OFFICIAL FORM BEARS INCORRECT STATEMENT OF LAW, INDICATING MORE TIME FOR COMPLIANCE THAN STATUTE ACTUALLY ALLOWS
AGO 1953 No. 133 >  September 10, 1953
PENALTIES - ENFORCEMENT - WHERE OFFICIAL FORM BEARS INCORRECT STATEMENT OF LAW, INDICATING MORE TIME FOR COMPLIANCE THAN STATUTE ACTUALLY ALLOWS - POWER OF DIRECTOR OF LICENSES TO WAIVE PENALTY
PENALTIES: ENFORCEMENT: WHERE OFFICIAL FORM BEARS INCORRECT STATEMENT OF LAW, INDICATING MORE TIME FOR COMPLIANCE THAN STATUTE ACTUALLY ALLOWS: POWER OF DIRECTOR OF LICENSES TO WAIVE PENALTY

1. Where official form bears statement of lawful period allowed for compliance, correct at the time of issue, and law is subsequently amended to provide shorter period, reliance in good faith upon terms stated upon form does not relieve citizen from duty to comply within shorter period; penalty for failure so to comply is enforceable.  2. Where such form bears statement of law, incorrect at time of issue, leading holder to believe more time is available for compliance than law actually allows, penalty must still be enforced for late compliance.  3. Director of Licenses has no authority to waive or remit penalty provided by section 2, chapter 252, Laws of 1953.

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