Supplementary Order Paper No 94

No 94

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Juries (Jury Service and Protection of Particulars of Jury List Information) Amendment Bill


Proposed amendments

Hon Judith Collins, in Committee, to move the following amendments:

Clause 4(c)

In clause 4(c), after is no longer (line 23 on page 3), insert , unless that permanent excusal is cancelled,.

Clause 6: new section 8(hc)

In clause 6, new section 8(hc), after occasion (line 34 on page 3), insert (unless the person's permanent excusal is cancelled under section 15A(2A)).

Clause 7(2): new section 13(3A)(ba)

In clause 7(2), new section 13(3A)(ba), after permanently (line 7 on page 4), insert (unless the person's permanent excusal is cancelled under section 15A(2A) before the person is summoned for jury service).

Clause 10: new section 15A(2A)

After new section 15A(2) (after line 27 on page 5), insert:

  • (2A) The Registrar must cancel a person's permanent excusal under subsection (2) promptly after receiving a written application for the purpose made by or on behalf of the person.

Clause 11

In the heading to clause 11, replace amendment relating to methods by which applications for permanent excusal made (lines 30 and 31 on page 6), with amendments relating to permanent excusals.

In clause 11, replace all the text in lines 32 and 33 on page 6 with:

  • (1) Section 35(1)(d) is amended by omitting either or both and substituting any or all.

  • (2) Section 35(1)(d)(ii) is amended by inserting “, 15A,” after “section 15”.

  • (3) Section 35(1)(d) is amended by adding the following subparagraph:

    • (iii) an application under section 15A(2A) for cancellation of an excusal under section 15A(2):.

Clause 12: new section 36A

In clause 12, new section 36A(1)(c), after is no longer (line 23 on page 7), insert , unless that permanent excusal is cancelled,.


Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper sets out amendments to the Juries (Jury Service and Protection of Particulars of Jury List Information) Amendment Bill. The amendments enable people excused permanently from jury service as-of-right on a written application because they are of or over the age of 65 years to resume being qualified and liable for jury service by having their permanent excusals on that ground cancelled as-of-right on a written application.