Court Security and Custodial Services Bill 1998


Bill No.54

SynopsisThe purpose of this Bill is to provide a unified statutory framework for the substantial reorganisation of arrangements and powers in respect of the operation and provision of services central to the support and functioning of the court and related custody processes. These services include court security, court custody management, prisoner movement and lock-up management.

This Bill combines responsibility for these services under the Ministry of Justice. It transfers, from the Western Australia Police Service to the Ministry of Justice, responsibility for the operation of court security services and prisoner custody and transport services. This will release up to 200 police officer full-time-equivalents, enabling the deployment of these resources to core policing duties. The Bill gives responsibility to the Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of Justice for the functions of lock-up management, court security, court custody and the movement of persons in custody.

StatusLegislative Council Second Reading Agreed 06/29/1999
This Act comes into operation on a day fixed by Proclamation

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Progress

Legislative Assembly DateNote No.Related Documents
Introduced 11/11/1998  
First Reading 11/11/1998  
Second Reading 11/12/1998 1 
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 03/09/1999  
Consideration in Detail 03/10/1999  
Amendments adopted 04/22/1999 4 
Third Reading 04/22/1999  


Legislative Council DateNote No.Related Documents
First Reading 05/04/1999  
Second Reading 05/04/1999 5 
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 06/29/1999  


Notes
1. Cognate debate with the Court Security and Custodial Services (Consequential Provisions) Bill 1998.
2. Bill referred to a Legislation Committee in the Legislative Assembly, to report by 20 April 1999.
3. Bill referred again to a Legislation Committee in the Legislative Assembly, to report by 4 May 1999.
4. Legislation Committee reported (with amendments to the Bill) in the Legislative Assembly.
5. Cognate debate with the Court Security and Custodial Services (Consequential Provisions) Bill 1998.