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TASMANIA __________ MAGISTRATES COURT AMENDMENT BILL 2003 __________ CONTENTS 1. Short title 2. Commencement 3. Principal Act 4. Section 4 amended (Appointment of magistrates) 5. Section 8 amended (Qualification for appointment) [Bill 6]-I
MAGISTRATES COURT AMENDMENT BILL 2003 (Brought in by the Minister for Justice and Industrial Relations, the Honourable Judith Louise Jackson) A BILL FOR An Act to amend the Magistrates Court Act 1987 Be it enacted by His 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: Short title 1. This Act may be cited as the Magistrates Court Amendment Act 2003. Commencement 2. This Act commences on the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent. Principal Act 3. In this Act, the Magistrates Court Act 1987* is referred to as the Principal Act. *No. 45 of 1987 [Bill 6] 3
s. 4 No. Magistrates Court Amendment 2003 Section 4 amended (Appointment of magistrates) 4. Section 4 of the Principal Act is amended as follows: (a) by inserting in subsection (4) "qualified" after "number of"; (b) by inserting the following subsection after subsection (4): (4A) In subsection (4), "qualified person" means a person who - (a) is eligible for appointment as a magistrate under section 8(1); or (b) is or has been a judge of the Federal Court of Australia; or (c) is or has been a magistrate of the Federal Magistrates Court; or (d) is or has been a magistrate or a judge of a court of another State or a Territory. Section 8 amended (Qualification for appointment) 5. Section 8 of the Principal Act is amended by inserting after subsection (2) the following subsection: (3) Subsection (2) does not apply to a person who is otherwise eligible for appointment as a temporary magistrate. 4 Government Printer, Tasmania
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