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(1) This section applies if a person is found guilty or convicted of an offence against this Act, or another Act, involving violence towards an animal.

(2) Before sentencing the person, the court must-

(a) make an order requiring the person to submit to psychological assessment; and

(b) consider the assessment and any recommendation for counselling or treatment arising from the assessment.

(3) The court may, in addition to any other sentence it may impose, make an order requiring the person to undertake a program of counselling or treatment mentioned in subsection (2) (b).

Example of program

an anger management treatment program

Note An example is part of the Act, is not exhaustive and may extend, but does not limit, the meaning of the provision in which it appears (see Legislation Act, s 126 and s 132).

(4) A person commits an offence if the person intentionally contravenes a requirement of an order under this section.

Maximum penalty: 1 000 penalty units.

Schedule 4

Animal Legislation (Penalties) Amendment Bill 2004

Amendment moved by Ms Dundas

1

Clause 5

Page 3 line 12-

Omit

"500 penalty units, imprisonment for 5 years or both."

Substitute

"200 penalty units, imprisonment for 2 years or both."

Schedule 5

Animal Legislation (Penalties) Amendment Bill 2004

Amendment moved by Ms Tucker to Ms Dundas' amendment

1

Proposed new subclause 104A(2)--


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