The Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Amendment Bill 2007 was introduced by Attorney General John Hatzistergos in the NSW Legislative Council on 17 October 2007. Debate was adjourned forï¿½five calendar days. The object of this Bill is to amend the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 as follows:
(a) to provide for a number of new aggravating factors that may be taken into account by a court in sentencing a person for an offence,
(b) to change the circumstances in which the remorse of an offender may be taken into account as a mitigating factor in sentencing,
(c) to establish standard non-parole periods for a number of offences,
(d) to increase the standard non-parole period for the offence of aggravated indecent assault of a child under 10 years of age,
(e) for statute law revision purposes.
23 October 2007