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Justices of the Peace Bill 2003

Bill No. 258
Long Title This Bill is part of a package of legislation to reform Western Australia's lower court system. The Bill addresses the issues of recruitment and training for Justices of the Peace. This Bill has three components - 1. Establishes specific criteria and guidelines to be considered by the Minister when recommending to the Governor appointments and the termination of appointments of JP's; 2. Provides that prior to their appointment, JP's must satisfactorily complete an approved training course; 3. The Bill requires current JP's to take up these training opportunities, unless they have previously completed an approved training course.
Status Assented to
Royal Assent given 15 Sep 2004 as Act No. 23 of 2004. This Act comes into operation on a day fixed by Proclamation (see Assent and Commencement information for Acts)
Current Bill
Legislative Assembly DateNote No.Related Documents
Introduced 12/04/2003  
First Reading 12/04/2003  
Second Reading 12/04/2003  
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 04/01/2004  
Consideration in Detail 04/01/2004  
Amendments adopted 05/04/2004  
Third Reading 05/06/2004  

Legislative Council DateNote No.Related Documents
First Reading 05/11/2004  
Second Reading 05/11/2004  
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 08/17/2004  
Committee of the whole 08/18/2004  
Amendments adopted 08/18/2004  
Third Reading 08/18/2004  

Messages Between Houses DateNote No.
Legislative Council sent to the Legislative Assembly  08/18/2004  

Other Procedures DateNote No.Related Links
Recommitted  05/04/2004 1 
Amendments agreed to by Legislative Assembly  08/24/2004