Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Bill 2019

No.of 2019 ​​Criminal Procedure(Amendment)     Saint Christopher

     ​​Bill, 2019​​​      and Nevis


No.         of 2019

A BILL to amend the Criminal Procedure Act, Cap. 4.06.

BE IT ENACTED by the Queen’s Most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the National Assembly of Saint Christopher and Nevis and by the authority of the same as follows:


1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, 2019.


2. Interpretation.

In this Act,

Act” means the Criminal Procedure Act, Cap. 4.06.

3. Amendment of section 11.

The Act is amended in section 11 subsection (3) by replacing it as follows


(3)The order of the Court, or of the judge, made under this section, shall be sufficient warrant, justification and authority, to any Provost Marshall, the Commissioner of Corrections, keeper of a prison and peace officer, for the removal, disposal and reception of the prisoner in conformity with the terms of the order, and the Provost Marshall may appoint and empower any constable, or police officer, to convey the prisoner to the prison in the State in which the trial is ordered to be had.”.


4. Amendment of Act.

The Act is amended by replacing the expression “keeper of the prison” with the expression “Commissioner of Corrections or keeper of the prison” wherever it appears in the following sections


(a) 16 (2) (b);
(b) 17 (2);
(c) 20 (2) and (3);
(d) 21;
(e) 98 (3) (a), (b) and (4).





Passed by the National Assembly this                day of                             , 2019.




      Clerk of the National Assembly


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