Legislation to note: Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Amendment Bill 2007

Tue Oct 23 2007

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 for�five 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.

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23 October 2007

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