Have Your Say On The Repeal Of The Three Strikes Law
The Justice Committee is calling for submissions on the
Three Strikes Legislation Repeal Bill. The bill seeks to
repeal what is commonly known as the “three strikes
law”, which mandates prison sentences for people convicted
three times of serious violent offences.
strikes law was implemented through the Sentencing and
Parole Reform Act 2010, which introduced a three-stage
system to increase penalties for repeat offenders of
qualifying serious violent offences, as listed by the Act.
Through the three strikes law, someone convicted of a
qualifying offence for a third time must have the maximum
penalty without parole imposed on them, unless the court
determines that this would be manifestly
Repealing the three strikes law would have the
effect of allowing Judges to consider an offender’s
individual circumstances and background, and to approach
outcomes on a case-by-case basis. This bill is an omnibus
bill that would amend multiple Acts including the Sentencing
Act 2002 and the Parole Act 2002.
Tell the Justice
Committee what you think
a submission on the bill by midnight on 7 January
For more details about the bill:
the full content of the bill
been said in Parliament about the bill?
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