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Criminal Investigation (Exceptional Powers) and Fortification Removal Bill 2001

Bill No. 65
Long Title The purpose of this Bill is to facilitate the investigation of criminal activity in certain cases and to provide for the removal or modification of certain fortifications and other security measures and to amend the Freedom of Information Act 1992. The Bill seeks to broaden police investigative powers by introducing a compulsory examination procedure; widening police powers to enter and search premises; widening police powers in relation to the use of surveillance devices; and introducing measures which will enable the dismantling of heavily fortified premises. The central element of the Bill is the establishment of the office of a special commissioner. Special commissioners will determine whether the powers and functions provided in this Bill may be exercised after a range of conditions have been satisfied.
Status Assented to
This Act came into operation on Royal Assent - Royal Assent given 15 Jul 2002 as Act No. 21 of 2002
Current Bill
Legislative Assembly DateNote No.Related Documents
Introduced 11/06/2001  
First Reading 11/06/2001  
Second Reading 11/06/2001  
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 11/28/2001  
Consideration in Detail 11/28/2001  
Amendments adopted 11/29/2001  
Third Reading 12/04/2001  

Legislative Council DateNote No.Related Documents
First Reading 12/05/2001  
Second Reading 12/05/2001  
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 06/19/2002  
Committee of the whole 06/27/2002  
Amendments adopted 06/27/2002  
Third Reading 06/28/2002  

Messages Between Houses DateNote No.
Legislative Council sent to the Legislative Assembly  06/28/2002  

Other Procedures DateNote No.Related Links
Referred to Standing Committee on Legislation  12/19/2001 1 
Amendments agreed to by Legislative Assembly  06/28/2002  

1. Stands referred until March 31 2002.