Supplementary Order Paper No 51

No 51

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Thursday, 3 August 2006

Criminal Procedure Bill

Proposed amendments

Kate Wilkinson, in committee, to move the following amendments:

Clause 7

To omit new section 378A (line 32 on page 9 to line 25 on page 11).

To add ; and to new section 378B(2)(b) and add the following paragraph:

  • (c) it is obtained by DNA technology.

Clause 8

To omit this clause (lines 34 to 39 on page 15).

Explanatory note

These amendments—

  • delete the provisions relating to tainted acquittals as an exception to the rule prohibiting double jeopardy, and

  • tighten the new and compelling evidence exception to the rule prohibiting double jeopardy by restricting it to DNA evidence.