157. Penal proceedings for an offence under a provision of section 5 that a local municipality is in charge of enforcing may be instituted by the municipality.
Where that is the case, proceedings may be brought before the competent municipal court.
Where the municipality is the prosecuting party, the fine imposed belongs to the municipality.
Where proceedings are brought before a municipal court, the costs relating to the proceedings 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 345.2 of the Code of Penal Procedure (chapter C‐25.1) and any costs remitted to the defendant or imposed on the prosecuting municipality under article 223 of that Code.
2000, c. 20, s. 157; 2003, c. 5, s. 26.