Supplementary Order Paper No 285

No 285

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Criminal Procedure (Reform and Modernisation) Bill

Proposed amendment

Dr Kennedy Graham, in Committee, to move the following amendment:

Clause 431

To omit this clause (line 13 on page 298 to line 16 on page 299).

Explanatory note

Clause 431 allows for procedural matters to be taken into account for sentencing. Procedural non-compliance falls into a different category than other aggravating factors. A defendant should be sentenced solely on the weight of the crime. Procedural non-compliance should be dealt with through procedural ways. This SOP therefore omits clause 431.