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Prisons Amendment Bill 2002

Bill No. 98
Long Title The purpose of this Bill is to amend the Prisons Act 1981 to provide a mechanism to ban a person either from entering a particular prison, or a number of prisons, for a set period, for prescribed reasons, which would be detailed in Regulations. Furthermore, the Bill seeks to make provision for the taking of a visitor's biometric identification by means including palmprints, eyeprints etc to achieve more accurate identification of visitors. The Bill also seeks to provide an incentive for good behaviour and work in prison by extending the early discharge powers of the Director General of the Department of Justice from 10 to 30 days.
Status Assented to
Royal Assent given 24 Apr 2003 as Act No. 24 of 2003. 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 03/13/2002  
First Reading 03/13/2002  
Second Reading 03/13/2002  
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 04/09/2002  
Consideration in Detail 04/09/2002  
Third Reading 04/11/2002  

Legislative Council DateNote No.Related Documents
First Reading 04/16/2002  
Second Reading 04/16/2002  
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 04/08/2003  
Committee of the whole 04/08/2003  
Amendments adopted 04/08/2003  
Third Reading 04/08/2003  

Messages Between Houses DateNote No.
Legislative Council sent to the Legislative Assembly  04/08/2003  

Other Procedures DateNote No.Related Links
Reinstated to the stage reached in the previous Session  08/14/2002 1 
Amendments agreed to by Legislative Assembly  04/09/2003  

1. Restored from the 1st session of the 36th Parliament on 14 August 2002.