Report No. 38, 54th Parliament - Criminal Code and Another Act (Stock) Amendment Bill 2014

Committee's Report

The committee's report on its examination of the Criminal Code and Another Act (Stock) Amendment Bill 2014 was tabled on 25 March 2014.

The report is located under Related Publications and from the Tabled Papers database via the following link: Report No. 38, Criminal Code and Another Act (Stock) Amendment Bill 2014


The Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Hon Jarrod Bleijie MP, introduced the Criminal Code and Another Act (Stock) Amendment Bill 2014 on 11 February 2014.

In accordance with Standing Orders 135A and 136, the Committee of the Legislative Assembly referred the Bill to the Agriculture, Resources and Environment Committee for consideration.

The committee will examine the policies the Bill seeks to give effect to, the Bill’s lawfulness, and the application of fundamental legislative principles, as set out in section 4 of the Legislative Standards Act 1992.

The committee must report to the House by 25 March 2014.

According to the Explanatory Notes, the Bill seeks to:

1.    Amend the Criminal Code to:

  • Make improved provision for the disposal of stock which have been seized by police in connection with a charge of a stock offence;
  • rename the ‘Animal Valuers Tribunal’ as the ‘Animal Valuers Panel’ to better reflect the non-judicial nature of animal valuer experts;
  • increase the minimum fine amounts for certain stock offences; and
  • convert from dollars to penalty units the fine amounts for stock offences.

2.    Amend the Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 2000 to:

  • permit a magistrate or judge to make a forced muster order for the retrieval of stray stock in circumstances where the landowner onto whose land the stock have strayed is withholding permission for the stock owner to enter and retrieve the stock; and
  • enhance police search warrant powers with respect to investigations of stock offences.

Link: Criminal Code and Another Act (Stock) Amendment Bill 2014
Link: Explanatory Notes
Link: Explanatory Speech


Submissions closed on 12 March 2014


Submissions closed12 March 2014
Public Briefing19 March 2014 - transcript
Report tabled on25 March 2014


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