Criminal Law Amendment Bill 1997

Bill No.91

SynopsisThe purpose of this Bill is to -
      • amend section 236 of The Criminal Code dealing with the taking of forensic samples;
      • amend section 297 of The Criminal Code to increase the penalty for grievous bodily harm;
      • amend Chapter XXXIIIB of The Criminal Code concerning stalking;
      • 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;
      • amend the Sentencing Act 1995 in relation to whole of life sentences;
      • ensure that time spent on remand by juveniles in relation to sentences of detention is credited; and
      • other miscellaneous matters.

StatusBill divided into two bills 03/12/1998

Current Bill


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Legislative Council DateNote No.Related Documents
Introduced 11/11/1997  
First Reading 11/11/1997  
Second Reading 11/11/1997 1 
Second Reading Speech   

Other Procedures DateNote No.Related Links
Bill divided into two bills  03/12/1998 2 

1. Bill accompanied by explanatory notes.
2. Bill divided into two Bills, Criminal Law Amendment Bill 1997 (No. 1) [No. 134-1] and Criminal Law Amendment Bill 1997 (No. 2) No. 135-1].