Bail (Amendment) Act 2012

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Bail (Amendment) Act 2012


Act No. 16 of 2012





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1 Short Title .............................................................................................................. 5
2 Section 2 amended ................................................................................................. 5
3 Section 5 amended ................................................................................................. 5
4 Section 6 amended ................................................................................................. 6
5 Section 7 amended ................................................................................................. 6
6 Form 2 of the Schedule amended ........................................................................... 6




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BAIL (AMENDMENT) ACT 2012

Act No. 16 of 2012

AN ACT TO AMEND THE BAIL ACT TO PROVIDE FOR JUSTICES OF

THE PEACE AND POLICE IMPOSING BAIL CONDITIONS

I assent,

TUPOU VI,

21
st
November 2012.



BE IT ENACTED by the King and Legislative Assembly of Tonga in the

Legislature of the Kingdom as follows:

1 Short Title

This Act may be cited as the Bail (Amendment) Act 2012.

2 Section 2 amended

Section 2 of the Bail Act is amended by, in the definition of police officer, inserting

at the end “and, for the purpose of granting bail, if no such police officer is

available, includes a Justice of the Peace appointed under section 94A of the

Magistrate’s Court Act”.

3 Section 5 amended

Section 5 (iii) of the Bail Act is amended by, after “Court” first appearing, inserting

“or a police officer”.

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4 Section 6 amended

Section 6(1) of the Bail Act is amended by repealing “Court has granted bail that

Court” and replacing it with “Court or a police officer has granted bail, a Court”.

5 Section 7 amended

Section 7(1)(b) of the Bail Act is amended by, after “Court” first appearing,

inserting “or a police officer”.

6 Form 2 of the Schedule amended

The Schedule of the Bail Act is amended by, in Form 2 inserting the following

paragraph before “And the accused” –

“To comply with the condition of bail appearing below.”.







Passed by the Legislative Assembly this 12
th
day of October 2012.