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Firearms Amendment Bill 2003

Bill No. 251
Long Title The purpose of this Bill is to amend the Firearms Act 1973 in order to - 1. Introduce a new circumstance of aggravation and penalty where a person carries an unlicensed firearm and drugs or money; 2. Implement the requirements of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG)/ Australian Police Ministers' Council (APMC) resolutions on handguns; 3. Modernise some provisions and penalties of the Act; 4. Remove ambiguity about the lawfulness of playing paintball in Western Australia and provide for the licensing of paintball guns; and 5. Implement the Machinery of Government recommendation to repeal the Firearms Advisory Committee.
Status Assented to
Royal Assent given 8 Dec 2004 as Act No. 69 of 2004. 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)
Current Bill
Legislative Assembly DateNote No.Related Documents
Introduced 11/19/2003  
First Reading 11/19/2003  
Second Reading 11/19/2003  
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 03/02/2004  
Consideration in Detail 03/04/2004  
Amendments adopted 03/04/2004  
Third Reading 03/11/2004  

Legislative Council DateNote No.Related Documents
First Reading 03/30/2004  
Second Reading 03/30/2004  
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 11/11/2004  
Committee of the whole 11/11/2004  
Amendments adopted 11/12/2004  
Third Reading 11/16/2004  

Messages Between Houses DateNote No.
Legislative Council sent to the Legislative Assembly  11/16/2004  

Other Procedures DateNote No.Related Links
Pro forma amendments made  03/04/2004 1 
Referred to the Standing Committee on Uniform Legislation and General Purposes.  03/30/2004 2 
Legislative Council Second Reading - Committee Report Tabled  06/22/2004 3 
Amendments agreed to by Legislative Assembly  11/26/2004  

2. Standing Order 230A applies. Reporting time extended to 22 June 2004.
3. Standing Committee on Uniform Legislation and General Purposes Report 16 published 22/06/2004.