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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 14 Hansard (Tuesday, 22 November 2005) . . Page.. 4462 ..


Schedules of Amendments

Schedule 1

Crimes (Sentencing) Bill 2005

Amendments moved by Mr Stefaniak

13

Clause 34 (1)

Page 35, line 14—

omit everything before clause 34 (1) (a), substitute

In deciding the sentence to be imposed on an offender for an offence, a court must not increase the severity of the sentence it would otherwise have imposed because of any of the following:

14

Clause 34 (1) (d)

Page 35, line 22—

omit

15

Clause 34 (1) (e)

Page 35, line 24—

omit

16

Clause 34 (2)

Page 36, line 4—

omit

In deciding how an offender should be sentenced

substitute

In deciding the sentence to be imposed on an offender

18

Proposed new part 4.1A

Page 41, line 13—

insert

Part 4.1AGuideline judgments

39AGuideline judgments—generally

The Court of Appeal may, on its own initiative or at the request of the Attorney-General under section 39B, give a guideline judgment to be taken into account by courts when sentencing offenders.

A guideline judgment may be given separately or in any proceeding that the Court of Appeal considers appropriate.

A guideline judgment may be given in a proceeding even if it is not necessary for deciding the proceeding.


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