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Gov't tables Bill at last

Published: Tuesday April 17, 2012 | 3:43 pm Comments 0

Daraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter

With more than 100 days elapsed since the People's National Party took state power, the Government today finally tabled its first bill in Parliament.

The bill, which is to enhance revenue administration and collection by granting an amnesty under the Road Traffic Act, was tabled by Leader of Government Business Phillip Paulwell.

The bill is cited as the Road Traffic (Temporary Ticket Amnesty).

If approved by Parliament, the law will be in force for six months.

The bill proposes to protect persons who were issued traffic tickets before September 20, 2010. Under the proposed law, persons are not liable for conviction for the outstanding traffic offence.

The bill also proposes that no demerit points be applied to the divers licence held by the person; and to void all warrants that may have been previously issued by a Justice of the Peace or Resident Magistrates in respect to the offence.

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