Asenati Lole-Taylor, in Committee, to move the following amendments:
In clause 4, replace
“definition in its appropriate alphabetical order” (lines 2 and 3 on page 2) with
“definitions in their appropriate alphabetical order”.
In clause 4, before prison officer (line 4 on page 2), insert:
“enforcement duties means the exercise of any statutory enforcement power, and for the purposes of the Corrections Act 2004 includes performing non-custodial services:”
In clause 5, new section 9(1)(fa), after
“duty” (line 10 on page 2), insert
“, or any other employee of the Crown lawfully engaged in enforcement duties, acting in the course of those duties”.
This Supplementary Order Paper would amend the Sentencing (Aggravating Factors) Amendment Bill to extend the class of persons proposed in this Bill to include all enforcement officers of the Crown, including non uniform employees of the Department of Corrections, who are engaged in enforcement duties. Assaults against this extended class of employees would constitute an aggravating factor for the purposes of the Sentencing Act 2002.