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Acts Amendment (Criminal Procedure) Bill 1998

Bill No. 38
Long Title The purpose of this Bill is to amend The Criminal Code; and the Justices Act 1902. This Bill enables Courts of Petty Sessions to take as proved any allegation in the summons served on a defendant in relation to a complaint where there is no appearance by a defendant. The use of affidavit evidence, and the requirement to call witnesses, will no longer be necessary where defendants fail to respond to a summons.
Status Assented to
Royal Assent given 5 May 1999 as Act No. 10 of 1999. 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
First Reading 03/09/1999  
Second Reading 03/10/1999 1 
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 04/22/1999  
Third Reading 04/22/1999  

Legislative Council DateNote No.Related Documents
Introduced 10/29/1998  
First Reading 10/29/1998  
Second Reading 10/29/1998 1 
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 03/09/1999  
Third Reading 03/09/1999  

1. Explanatory memorandum provided.