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Misuse of Drugs Amendment (Cannabis Cautioning Notices) Bill 1999

Bill No. 19
Long Title The main purposes of this Bill are: to reduce the social impacts of a conviction for simple cannabis offences; to make the penalties which apply to the drug consistent with its capacity to produce harm; to reduce the costs to the criminal justice system, including the police and the courts, of prosecuting simple cannabis offences; to make cannabis law more consistent with community values; and to acknowledge the use of cannabis as primarily a health issue.

Private Members Bill introduced by Hon. Dr Christine (Chrissy) Sharp, PhD, MA, BA (Hons) MLC

Status Legislative Council Third Read
This Act comes into operation on a day fixed by Proclamation
Current Bill

Legislative Council DateNote No.Related Documents
Introduced 10/19/1999  
First Reading 10/19/1999  
Second Reading 10/19/1999  
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 04/04/2000  
Committee of the whole 04/04/2000  
Amendments adopted 04/06/2000  
Third Reading 04/06/2000  

1. Sections 5 and 6 to come into operation by proclamation.
2. Bill received by the Legislative Assembly (via message from the Legislative Council) on 3 May 2000.