FEDERAL BILL

Bill C-28, An Act To Amend The Criminal Code (victim Surcharge)

FEDERAL BILL - AMENDS ONE STATUTE

1st Reading
October 22, 2016


SUMMARY This enactment amends the victim surcharge provisions in the Criminal Code to (a) allow the court to exempt an offender from the payment of a victim surcharge in cases where the offender satisfies the court that the payment would cause the offender undue hardship and to provide the court with guidance with respect to what constitutes undue hardship; (b) provide that a victi... (Click for more)


House

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Oct 21, 2016

Senate

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Published on October 22, 2016

Bill Summary

Bill C-28, An Act To Amend The Criminal Code (victim Surcharge)

SUMMARY






This enactment amends the victim surcharge provisions in the Criminal Code to

(a) allow the court to exempt an offender from the payment of a victim surcharge in cases where the offender satisfies the court that the payment would cause the offender undue hardship and to provide the court with guidance with respect to what constitutes undue hardship;

(b) provide that a victim surcharge is to be paid for each offence, with an exception for certain administration of justice offences if the total amount of surcharges imposed on an offender for these types of offences would be disproportionate in the circumstances;

(c) require courts to provide reasons for the application of any exception for certain administration of justice offences or any exemption from the payment of a victim surcharge; and

(d) clarify that these amendments apply to any offender who is sentenced after the day on which the amendments come into force, regardless of whether or not the offence was committed before that day.

This Bill Amends The Following Statutes

  1. Criminal Code R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46

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