Criminal Law Amendment Bill (No. 2) 1997

Bill No.135

SynopsisThe purpose of this Bill is to:
  • amend section 297 of The Criminal Code to increase the penalty for grievous bodily harm;
  • insert section 474 in The Criminal Code in relation to counterfeit instruments in the context of preparation for forgery;
  • enact provisions in relation to offenders who renege on promises to assist the Crown;
  • ensure that time spent on remand by juveniles in relation to sentences of detention is credited; and
  • other miscellaneous matters.

StatusLegislative Assembly Second Reading 03/31/1998
This Act comes into operation on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent

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Legislative Assembly DateNote No.Related Documents
Introduced 03/19/1998  
First Reading 03/19/1998  
Second Reading 03/31/1998  
Second Reading Speech   

Legislative Council DateNote No.Related Documents
Second Reading Agreed 03/12/1998 1 
Third Reading 03/19/1998  

1. This Bill was part of Criminal Law Amendment Bill 1997 (91-1) which was divided into 2 Bills 12/03/98. Other Bill is the Criminal Law Amendment Bill (No.1) 1998 (134-1).