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Senate rejects proposal for exemptions from ID registration

Published:Monday | November 13, 2017 | 12:11 PMJerome Reynolds
Government senators in Parliament this morning. – Nprman Grindley Photo

The Senate this morning rejected a proposal that a schedule outlining exemptions from registration with the national ID system be included in the bill.

The bill states that a person commits an offence if, without reasonable excuse, they fail to register with the ID system.

The offence carries a fine of up to $100,000.

Opposition Senator, Damion Crawford, who made the proposal, argued that the matter needs clear guidelines.

 

Opposition Senator Damion Crawford

The matter was put to a vote and was rejected.