Acts Amendment (Fines Enforcement and Licence Suspension) Bill 2000


Bill No.146

SynopsisThe purpose of this Bill is to amend two Acts in a number of respects. These Acts and amendments are as follows:
The Fines Penalties and Infringement Notices Enforcement Act 1994 is amended to -
  • allow the Fines Enforcement Registrar to have the discretion to not impose or uplift a licence when there is undue hardship on the offender, and to allow a period of time to pay;
  • restrict the ability of certain offenders from undertaking Work and Development Orders when they may pose a safety risk to the public or the supervising Community Corrections Officer;
  • allow greater flexibility to the Fines Enforcement Register to enforce matters;
  • allow for a full range of enforcement sanctions, for collection of bail surety monies, where current enforcement is restricted to the issue of a warrant of execution; and
  • ensure the right of the Crown to attend for re-hearing matters.
The Road Traffic Act 1974 is amended to -
  • create a separate offence of driving under fine default suspension and allows for a greater range of sentencing dispositions for offences of driving under suspension, as provided for under the Sentencing Act 1995;
  • provide for the Police to caution an offender when contacted in the first instance, in circumstances where the driver is suspected of being under fine default suspension; and
  • address an existing anomaly, so as to bring the cancellation of probationary drivers' licences in line with other drivers' licences, in providing for such drivers' licences to be suspended rather than cancelled.

StatusAssented to 11/28/2000
Royal Assent given 28 Nov 2000 as Act No. 51 of 2000. 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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Progress

Legislative Assembly DateNote No.Related Documents
Introduced 06/28/2000  
First Reading 06/28/2000  
Second Reading 06/28/2000 1, 2 
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 08/17/2000  
Consideration in Detail 08/17/2000  
Third Reading 08/17/2000  


Legislative Council DateNote No.Related Documents
First Reading 08/17/2000  
Second Reading 08/17/2000  
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 11/08/2000  
Committee of the whole 11/08/2000  
Amendments adopted 11/08/2000  
Third Reading 11/08/2000  


Messages Between Houses DateNote No.
Legislative Council sent to the Legislative Assembly  11/14/2000  


Other Procedures DateNote No.Related Links
Reinstated to the stage reached in the previous Session  08/09/2000  
Amendments agreed to by Legislative Assembly  11/15/2000  


Notes
1. Explanatory memorandum provided.
2. Restored from the Third Session Parliament on 9 August 2000.
3. Proclaimed in full on 5/2/2001.