Director of Public Prosecutions (Consequential Amendments) A

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Director of Public Prosecutions (Consequential Amendments) Act 1999
DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC PROSECUTIONS (CONSEQUENTIAL
AMENDMENTS) ACT 1999

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BERMUDA
1999 : 8

DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC PROSECUTIONS (CONSEQUENTIAL
AMENDMENTS) ACT 1999

[Date of Assent 24 March 1999]

[Operative Date ]

WHEREAS it is expedient to make amendments with respect to
the transfer of functions from the Attorney-General to the Director of
Public Prosecutions:

Be it enacted by The Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, by and
with the advice and consent of the Senate and the House of Assembly of
Bermuda, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

Citation
1 This Act may be cited as the Director of Public Prosecutions
(Consequential Amendments) Act 1999.

Substitution of Director of Public Prosecutions for Attorney-General
2 The statutory provisions set out in the First Schedule are
amended by deleting the words "Attorney-General" wherever they occur
and substituting the words "Director of Public Prosecutions".

Other consequential amendments
3 The statutory provisions set out in column 1 of the Second
Schedule are amended as set out in column 2 thereof.

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Construction of references to Attorney-General
4 Where a reference is made to the Attorney-General in any
statutory provision (other than those set out in the First or Second
Schedule) that relates to criminal proceedings, the reference shall be
construed as a reference to the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Commencement
5 This Act comes into force on such day as the Premier may
appoint by notice published in the Gazette.

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FIRST SCHEDULE

DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC PROSECUTIONS SUBSTITUTED FOR
ATTORNEY-GENERAL

Enactment Section

Agriculture Act 1930 s.62(1)

Amenities (Control of Ruinous Structures) Act 1950 s.12(1)

Banks Act 1969 s.30

Bermuda Immigration and Protection Act 1956 s.137

Bermuda National Parks Act 1986 s.30(1)

Bermuda Small Business Development Corporation
Act 1980

s.23

Building Authority Act 1952 s.12(1)

Canadian Forces (Privileges and Immunities) Act
1965

s.2(3)(a)

Census Act 1970 s.10

Civil Airports Act 1949 s.11(3)

Civil Aviation (Licensing of Air Transport and
Commercial Flying) Act 1950

s.14(3)

Commissions of Inquiry Act 1935 s.16

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Enactment Section

Companies Act 1981 s.248

s.276(1) and (3)

Computer Misuse Act 1996 s.7(9)

s.9(1) and (3)

Contributory Pensions Act 1970 s.31(1), (3) and
(4)

Court of Appeal Act 1964 s.17(2)

s.23(1)

Criminal Appeal Act 1952 s.13(2)(b) and
(3)(b)

s.15(3)

s.17(1)

Criminal Code Act 1907 s.94(4)

s.96(3)

s.116(3)

s.176(2)

s.198(5)

s.199(4)

s.383(2)

s.384(2)

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Enactment Section

Criminal Code Act (Cont'd.) s.392(2)

s.394(2)

s.420

s.423(2)

s.450

s.452(1) and (2)

s.487(1)

Criminal Justice (International Co-operation) Act
1994

s.19(2)

Defence Act 1965 s.43(1)

Department of Works and Engineering Act 1984 s.37(1)

Education Act 1996 s.66

Employment of Children and Young Persons Act
1963

s.20

Evidence Act 1905 s.31(7)

s.33

Exchange Control Act 1972 s.6

Films (Control of Exhibition) Act 1959 s.11

Fire Services Act 1982 s.22

Friendly Societies Act 1868 s.15 proviso (a)

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Enactment Section

Health and Safety at Work Act 1982 s.21(5)

Hotels (Licensing and Control) Act 1969 s.24

Human Rights Act 1981 s.20(1)(b)

s.21(4)

s.23

Indictable Offences Act 1929 s.27(1)

Indictments (Procedure) Rules 1948 Rule 5(a)

Judicial Proceedings (Regulation of Reports) Act
1943

s.3

Labour Relations Act 1975 s.39

Marine Board Act 1962 s.45

Maritime Security Act 1997 s.25(1)

Marriage Act 1944 s.33(6)

Mental Health Act 1968 s.65(3)

s.66(4)

s.69

s.75(3)

National Drug Commission Act 1993 s.28

National Training Board Act 1997 s.32

Obscene Publications Act 1973 s.8

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Enactment Section

Parliament Act 1957 s.44(1)

Passport Act 1932 s.1(2)

Police Act 1974 s.17(3)

Police Prosecutions Act 1921 s.3

Post Office Act 1900 s.73(3)

Printed Publications Act 1971 s.10

Prohibited Publications Act 1963 s.7

Protection of Trading Interests Act 1981 s.5(3)

Rules of the Court of Appeal Second Schedule

Criminal Form 14

Criminal Form 21

Summary Jurisdiction Act 1930 s.31

Timesharing (Licensing and Control) Act 1981 s.36

Trading with the Enemy Act 1939 s.3(4)

Uniforms and Decorations Act 1944 s.5(1)

United States Bases (Agreement) Act 1952 s.10(2), (3) and
(4)

United States Bases (Agreement) (Security Offences)
(Supplementary Provisions) Act 1954

s.4

Young Offenders Act 1950
s.9(2)(b)

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SECOND SCHEDULE

CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS

Column 1
Statutory provision

Column 2
Amendment

Section 5(1) of the Administration of
Justice (Contempt of Court) Act 1979

After "Attorney-General"
insert ", the Director of Public
Prosecutions".

Section 5(b) of the Commissioners for
Oaths and Notaries Public Act 1972

After "Deputy Governor"
insert ", the Director of
Public Prosecutions".

Section 1 of the Court of Appeal Act
1964 in the definition of "person
aggrieved by a judgment"

After "Attorney-General"
insert "or the Director of
Public Prosecutions".

Section 29(2) of the Human Rights Act
1981

After "Attorney-General"
insert "or the Director of
Public Prosecutions".

Section 3 of the Interpretation Act
1951 in the definition of "Law Officer"

After "Attorney-General"
insert ", the Director of Public
Prosecutions".

Section 3 of the Promissory Oaths Act
1969

After "The Solicitor-General"
insert "The Director of Public
Prosecutions".

Sections 112 and 113 of the Revenue
Act 1898

After "Attorney-General"
insert "the Director of Public
Prosecutions".

Section 53(1) of the Supreme Court Act
1905

After "Attorney-General"
insert ", the Director of Public
Prosecutions".

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Rule 3/8(2) of the Rules of the Court of
Appeal for Bermuda

After "Attorney-General"
insert "and to the Director of
Public Prosecutions".

Rule 3/9(3) of the Rules of the Court of
Appeal for Bermuda

After "Attorney-General"
insert "or the Director of
Public Prosecutions".