33. The board may accept, in lieu of the testimony of a person responsible for supervising the application of the Act respecting racing (chapter C-72.1), the Act respecting lotteries, publicity contests and amusement machines (chapter L-6), the Act respecting liquor permits (chapter P-9.1), the Act respecting offences relating to alcoholic beverages (chapter I-8.1), the Act respecting the Société des alcools du Québec (chapter S-13) or Chapter V of the Act respecting safety in sports (chapter S-3.1), a report made and signed by that person according to a model approved by the Government. The board may accept, in lieu of the testimony of a peace officer, a statement of offence or a report of offence, the form of which is prescribed under the Code of Penal Procedure (chapter C-25.1), made and signed by the peace officer, or a certified copy of that statement or report. It may also accept, in lieu of the testimony of a chemist of the Société des alcools du Québec or a person from the laboratory under the responsibility of the Minister, a report made and signed by such expert. Each of those persons shall declare in the document that he has personally ascertained the facts mentioned therein.
However, a person may require the presence of the person who made and signed the report or statement by summoning him at his own expense. The expenses shall be reimbursed to him unless the board considers that mere production of the report or statement would have sufficed.
1993, c. 39, s. 33; 1997, c. 51, s. 58; 1997, c. 79, s. 51.