An Act to amend the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 with respect to sentencing for crimes committed against public transport workers and community workers.
1 Name of Act
This Act is the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Amendment Act 2006.
This Act commences on the date of assent to this Act.
3 Amendment of Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 No 92
The Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 is amended as set out in Schedule 1.
4 Repeal of Act
(1) This Act is repealed on the day following the day on which this Act commences.(2) The repeal of this Act does not, because of the operation of section 30 of the Interpretation Act 1987, affect any amendment made by this Act.
Schedule 1 Amendments
 Section 21A Aggravating, mitigating and other factors in sentencing
Omit “the victim’s occupation” from section 21A (2) (a).Insert instead “the victim’s occupation or voluntary work”.
 Section 21A (2) (l)
Insert “, bus driver or other public transport worker” after “taxi driver”.
 Part 4, Division 1A, Table
Omit “the victim’s occupation” from Item No 1A.Insert instead “the victim’s occupation or voluntary work”.
 Schedule 2 Savings, transitional and other provisions
Insert at the end of clause 1 (1):
 Schedule 2, Part 15
Insert at the end of the Schedule:Part 15 Provisions consequent on enactment of Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Amendment Act 200655 Existing offences and proceedingsThe amendments made to this Act by the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Amendment Act 2006 apply to the determination of a sentence for an offence whenever committed, unless:(a) the court has convicted the person being sentenced of the offence, orbefore the commencement of that Act.(b) a court has accepted a plea of guilty and the plea has not been withdrawn,