Supplementary Order Paper No 261

No 261

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Misuse of Drugs Amendment Bill

Proposed amendment

Hon Heather Roy, in Committee, to move the following amendment:

New clause 3A

To insert the following clause before clause 4 (after line 14 on page 2):

3A New sections 4C to 4E inserted
  • The following sections are inserted after section 4B:

    4C Age restriction notice
    • The Minister may, by notice in the Gazette, specify any substance, preparation, mixture or article as an age-restricted drug.

    4D Effect of age restriction notice
    • An age-restricted drug can only be sold to people over the age of 18.

    4E Penalties for breaching age restriction
    • Retailers or distributors that breach the age restriction applying to drugs under the Act face a penalty of—

      • (a) $10,000 for the first offence:

      • (b) $25,000 for the second offence:

      • (c) $50,000 for the third and subsequent offence:

      • (d) compulsory closure of their premises for 7 days following the third and subsequent offence.

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends the Misuse of Drugs Amendment Bill so as to enable the sale of certain drugs to be restricted to people aged 18 or over.