|The purpose of this Bill is to replace the Sentence Administration Act 1995. Part 3 of the bill establishes a new regime for parole based around the recommendations arising from the 1998 Review of Remission and Parole and provides for -
the Director General of the Ministry of Justice to make a parole order for prisoners serving terms of less than 12 months; the issues to be taken into account when considering release on parole; and
any release on parole, by the Parole Board or Director General, be for the balance of the sentence. Much of the remainder of the Bill is largely consistent with the current provisions of the Sentence Administration Act 1995.
|Assented to 07/09/2003
Royal Assent given 9 Jul 2003 as Act No. 49 of 2003. This Act comes into operation on a day fixed by Proclamation (see Assent and Commencement information for Acts)
|Previous Versions of this Bill