Corrections Amendment Act 2018

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Corrections Amendment Act 2018

An Act to amend the Corrections Act 1997

[Royal Assent 10 December 2018]

Be it enacted by Her Excellency the Governor of Tasmania, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council and House of Assembly, in Parliament assembled, as follows:

1.   Short title

This Act may be cited as the Corrections Amendment Act 2018 .

2.   Commencement

This Act commences on a day to be proclaimed.

3.   Principal Act

In this Act, the Corrections Act 1997 is referred to as the Principal Act.

4.    Section 62 amended (Establishment of Parole Board)

Section 62(2) of the Principal Act is amended as follows:
(a) by omitting "3 persons" and substituting "4 persons";
(b) by omitting from paragraph (c)(ii) "medicine." and substituting "medicine; and";
(c) by inserting the following paragraph after paragraph (c) :
(d) one is to be a person who has experience serving as a police officer in Tasmania, or in another State or a Territory of the Commonwealth, and is not currently so serving.

5.    Schedule 2 amended (Membership and Meetings of Board)

Clause 11 of Schedule 2 to the Principal Act is amended by omitting subclause (3) and substituting the following subclause:
(3) At a meeting of the Board –
(a) a question is decided by a majority of votes of the members present and voting; and
(b) the member presiding has a deliberative vote and, in the event of an equality of votes, also a casting vote.

6.   Repeal of Act

This Act is repealed on the three hundred and sixty fifth day from the day on which this Act commences.

[Second reading presentation speech made in:

House of Assembly on 27 SEPTEMBER 2018

Legislative Council on 1 NOVEMBER 2018]