Lotteries Commission Amendment Bill 1998

Bill No.139

SynopsisThe Bill seeks to make amendments in a number of areas. Firstly the Bill provides a very general definition of lotteries which will allow for the introduction of new lotteries products in Western Australia as the market demands. The definition of a ticket has also been amended to take into account the possibility of purchasing a lottery ticket via the phone or other electronic means. The Bill also extends the range of organisations and jurisdictions with which the Commission can make an agreement to conduct lotteries games. Two further amendments are to restricts the sale of all lotteries products to persons over 16 years old (the current Act is silent on age restrictions for other lotteries products) and to enable the Commission to operate subsidiary bank accounts in addition to the main account.

StatusAssented to 06/30/1998
Royal Assent given 30 Jun 1998 as Act No. 26 of 1998. Different sections of this Act come into operation on Royal Assent and Proclamation. For details refer to Commencement Clause of the Bill (see also Assent and Commencement information for Acts)

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Legislative Assembly DateNote No.Related Documents
First Reading 06/10/1998  
Second Reading 06/11/1998 1 
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 06/18/1998  
Consideration in Detail 06/18/1998  
Amendments adopted 06/18/1998  
Third Reading 06/23/1998  

Legislative Council DateNote No.Related Documents
Introduced 04/08/1998  
First Reading 04/08/1998  
Second Reading 04/08/1998 1 
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 05/19/1998  
Committee of the whole 05/19/1998  
Amendments adopted 05/19/1998  
Third Reading 05/19/1998  

Other Procedures DateNote No.Related Links
Amendments agreed to by Legislative Assembly  06/24/1998  

1. Bill accompanied by explanatory notes.