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Juries Amendment Bill 1998

Bill No. 18
Long Title This Bill amends the Juries Act 1957 and provides for a more effective method of serving jury summonses; more widespread use of computer technology in the jury selection process; increasing the age limit of prospective jurors excluding persons from jury service where they have been subject to a suspended imprisonment order; and a reduction in the number of citizens required to be summoned for jury service through reducing the number of peremptory challenges.
Status Assented to
Royal Assent given 27 May 2000 as Act No. 12 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)
Current Bill
Legislative Assembly DateNote No.Related Documents
First Reading 03/18/1999  
Second Reading 03/23/1999  
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 05/04/1999  
Consideration in Detail 05/06/1999  
Amendments adopted 05/06/1999  
Third Reading 06/01/1999  

Legislative Council DateNote No.Related Documents
Introduced 08/11/1998  
First Reading 08/11/1998  
Second Reading 10/22/1998 1 
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 03/10/1999  
Committee of the whole 03/10/1999  
Amendments adopted 03/10/1999  
Third Reading 03/17/1999  

Messages Between Houses DateNote No.
Legislative Assembly sent to the Legislative Council  06/15/1999  
Consideration of Legislative Assembly Message   03/15/2000  
Legislative Council sent to the Legislative Assembly  03/21/2000  

Other Procedures DateNote No.Related Links
Amendments agreed to by Legislative Assembly  05/11/2000  

This Bill is a privilege Bill (ie a Bill symbolically introduced to assert the right of the House to act independently of the Executive Government) and may not proceed through the remaining stages.

1. Explanatory notes provided.
2. Bill recommitted.