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Bill No. 198
Interpretation (Amendment) Bill Back to List

Thirteenth Legislature (2017 - 2022)

Objects and Reasons

The objects and reasons of this Bill are to amend the Interpretation Act for the purpose of regulating the interpretation of the classification of laws or punishments as criminal in nature with particular reference to the situation where an Act confers a power upon a public authority which exercises regulatory, supervisory, compliance, investigatory or enforcement functions to impose a civil penalty, an administrative fine or other civil or administrative pecuniary or non-pecuniary sanction or administrative measure.

Motion No. 477 - Interpretation (Amendment) Bill


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