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A Bill for an Act to amend the Crimes Act 1914, and for related purposes
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Introduced HR 30 Jun 1999

Crimes Amendment (Fine Enforcement) Bill 1999
First Reading

1998-99

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Presented and read a first time

Crimes Amendment (Fine Enforcement) Bill 1999

No. , 1999

(Justice and Customs)

A Bill for an Act to amend the Crimes Act 1914, and for related purposes

ISBN: 0642 405263

Contents

A Bill for an Act to amend the Crimes Act 1914, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1 Short title This Act may be cited as the Crimes Amendment (Fine Enforcement) Act 1999.

2 Commencement This Act commences on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.

3 Schedule(s) Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.

Schedule 1--Crimes Act 1914

1 Paragraph 15A(1AA)(a)

Omit "magistrate of the State or Territory sitting as a court", substitute "court of summary jurisdiction of the State or Territory".

2 Paragraph 15A(1AA)(b)

Omit "magistrate", substitute "court".

3 Subsection 15A(1AC)

Omit "magistrate", substitute "court of summary jurisdiction".

4 After subsection 15A(1AC)

Insert:

(1ACA) The following provisions do not apply in relation to subsections (1AA) and (1AC):

(a) paragraph 26(d) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901;

(b) paragraph 39(2)(d) of the Judiciary Act 1903.

Note: This subsection lets an officer of a State or Territory court of summary jurisdiction make an order under this section imposing a penalty for failure to pay a fine for a Commonwealth offence if the law of the State or Territory allows the officer to exercise the court's powers.

5 Application

The amendments of section 15A of the Crimes Act 1914 made by this Act apply in relation to a fine regardless of whether it was imposed before, on or after the commencement of this Act.