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Bill details

Police Legislation Amendment (Civil Liability) Bill 2003

Type: Government
Status: Assented on Thu 20 Nov 2003 - Act No 74 of 2003
Origin: Legislative Assembly
Member with Carriage: Watkins, John (Hatzistergos, John)
Act number: 74/2003
Long Title: An Act to amend the Employees Liability Act 1991 to confirm that police officers are employees of the Crown for the purposes of that Act; to amend the Law Reform (Vicarious Liability) Act 1983 to require persons seeking damages for torts committed by police officers in the performance or purported performance of their official functions generally to sue the Crown instead of the police officers concerned; to amend the Police Act 1990 to extend the exclusion from civil liability of members of NSW Police; and for other purposes.
Progress
Legislative Assembly
Initially introduced in the Legislative Assembly
Introduced by: Watkins, John
Notice of Motion: Wed 12 Nov 2003
Introduced: Thu 13 Nov 2003
First Reading: Thu 13 Nov 2003
2R Speech: Thu 13 Nov 2003
Second Reading: Fri 14 Nov 2003
Third Reading: Fri 14 Nov 2003
Date Passed LA: Fri 14 Nov 2003
Legislative Council
Member with Carriage: Hatzistergos, John
Introduced: Tue 18 Nov 2003
First Reading: Tue 18 Nov 2003
2R Speech: Tue 18 Nov 2003
Second Reading: Tue 18 Nov 2003
Third Reading: Tue 18 Nov 2003
Date Passed w'out amdt: Tue 18 Nov 2003
Returned to LA: Tue 18 Nov 2003
  • Passed Parliament: Tue 18 Nov 2003
  • Assented: Thu 20 Nov 2003
Documents and Transcripts
Text of Bill:
Passed by both Houses.pdf Passed by both Houses.pdf
Previous Version(s):
First Print.pdf First Print.pdf
Explanatory Notes:
Ex note Police Legislation Amendment (Civil Liability) Bill 2003.pdf Ex note Police Legislation Amendment (Civil Liability) Bill 2003.pdf

Transcript of speeches:
2R Speech LA A7403.pdf A7403.pdf
2R Speech LC C7403.pdf C7403.pdf

Amendments for Consideration:
Legislative Assembly
No amendments.
Legislative Council
No amendments.

Amendments Agreed To:
Legislative Assembly
No amendments.
Legislative Council
No amendments.

Bill digest
See Legislation Review Digest No.6 of 2003 for an examination of this Bill by the Legislation Review Committee.