29.14.1. Every municipality that participates in a program or enters into an agreement under section 29.13 may, to the extent provided for by the program or agreement, institute penal proceedings for an offence committed in its territory under a legislative or regulatory provision the application of which is the subject of the program or agreement.
The fine belongs to the municipality if it instituted the proceedings, and must be paid either into a fund established by the municipality under section 466.1.1 or into a fund established under article 688.7 of the Municipal Code of Québec (chapter C-27.1) by the regional county municipality whose territory contains that of the municipality. The Minister of Natural Resources, Wildlife and Parks may authorize payment into such other fund the Minister determines.
Proceedings referred to in the first paragraph may be instituted in a municipal court having jurisdiction in the territory in which the offence was committed. The costs relating to proceedings instituted before a municipal court belong to the municipality in which the court has jurisdiction, except any part of the costs remitted by the collector to another prosecuting party under article 366 of the Code of Penal Procedure (chapter C-25.1) and any costs remitted to the defendant or imposed on the municipality under article 223 of that Code.
1997, c. 93, s. 47; 1998, c. 31, s. 11; 2003, c. 8, s. 6.