Narcotic Drugs Legislation Amendment Bill 2016

Type
Government
Portfolio
Health
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
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Summary

Introduced with the Narcotic Drugs (Licence Charges) Bill 2016, the bill amends the Narcotic Drugs Act 1967 to: protect sensitive law enforcement information that may be disclosed by law enforcement agencies for the purposes of regulatory action relating to medicinal cannabis licences, cannabis research licences and manufacture licences; introduce an offence for the unauthorised disclosure of sensitive law enforcement information in certain circumstances; clarify that cannabis research licence holders can supply seeds to licensed cultivators; enable the minister to make standards and guidelines; enable the making of regulations to specify periods within which the secretary must notify licence holders of certain matters; provide for the timing of payments of fees and charges; and enable the pro-rating refund, waiving, reduction or remission of fees; and the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 to enable regulations to be made prescribing the circumstances in which the use of medicinal cannabis products can be authorised.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 14 Sep 2016
Second reading moved 14 Sep 2016
Second reading debate 07 Nov 2016
Second reading agreed to 07 Nov 2016
Third reading agreed to 07 Nov 2016
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 08 Nov 2016
Second reading moved 08 Nov 2016
Second reading debate 10 Nov 2016
Second reading agreed to 10 Nov 2016
Third reading agreed to 10 Nov 2016
Finally passed both Houses 10 Nov 2016
Assent
  • Act no: 76
  • Year: 2016
23 Nov 2016

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Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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Text of bill

  • First reading: Text of the bill as introduced into the Parliament
  • Third reading: Prepared if the bill is amended by the house in which it was introduced. This version of the bill is then considered by the second house.
  • As passed by both houses: Final text of bill agreed to by both the House of Representatives and the Senate which is presented to the Governor-General for assent.

Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and provides an explanation of the content of the introduced version (first reading) of the bill.
  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
  • Revised explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains the amended version (third reading) of the bill. It supersedes the explanatory memorandum.

Proposed amendments

Circulated by members and senators when they propose to make changes to the bill. For details about the outcome of proposed amendments please refer to either the Votes and Proceedings (House of Representatives) or the Journals (Senate).

Schedules of amendments

Schedules of amendments list amendments agreed to by the second house are communicated to the first house for consideration. Subsequent action by either house may also be included in a schedule.