Have your say on changes to Dog Control Act 1996
Have your say on a bill aimed at reducing
delays for certain charges under the Dog Control Act
The Primary Production Committee is
now seeking public submissions on the Dog Control (Category
1 Offences) Amendment Bill. The bill aims to reduce the time
it takes for charges (excluding specific charges) under the
Dog Control Act 1996 to be heard.
offences, which are defined in the Criminal Procedure Act
2011, are offences that are not punishable by imprisonment.
In the 2015/16 year, 427 out of the 456 charges under the
Animal Control Act were for category 1 offences.
bill would amend the Animal Control Act to allow category 1
offences to be heard by Justices of the Peace and Community
Magistrates. The Criminal Procedure Act 2011 authorises
Justices of the Peace and Community Magistrates to sit as
judicial officers in the District Court when specifically
authorised by legislation that creates an offence.
Tell the Primary Production Committee what you
Send your submission on the bill by
midnight on Tuesday 27 November 2018.
more details about the bill:
• Read the contents of the bill
Get more details about the bill
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