Bill entitled an Act to abolish all distinctions between felony and misdemeanour and to amend and simplify the law in respect of matters arising from or related to any such distinction, to abolish penal servitude, hard labour, prison divisions and corporal punishment, and to provide for certain other matters connected with the matters aforesaid

Last updated: 22 Apr 1997

Sponsored by: Minister for Justice

Source: Government

Originating House: Dáil Éireann

History of this Act

The Bill has been signed into law by the President.

22 Apr 1997

Dáil Éireann
Seanad Éireann
  • Dáil First Stage

    2 Apr 1996

    Dáil First Stage

    The Bill is initiated or presented to the House

    2 Apr 1996

    Completed

  • Dáil Second Stage

    16 May 1996

    Dáil Second Stage

    The general principles of the Bill are debated

    16 May 1996

    Completed

  • Dáil Third Stage

    15 Apr 1997

    Dáil Third Stage

    The Bill is examined section by section and amendments may be made (Also known as Committee Stage)

    15 Apr 1997

    Completed

  • Dáil Fourth Stage

    18 Dec 1996

    Dáil Fourth Stage

    Amendments arising out of Committee Stage are considered (Also known as Report Stage)

    18 Dec 1996

    Completed

  • Dáil Fifth Stage

    18 Dec 1996

    Dáil Fifth Stage

    Final statements on the Bill are made and it is set down for Second Stage in the Seanad (Also known as Final Stage)

    18 Dec 1996

    Completed

  • Seanad First Stage

    n/a

    Seanad First Stage

    The Bill is deemed to have passed Seanad First Stage

    n/a

    Completed

  • Seanad Second Stage

    26 Feb 1997

    Seanad Second Stage

    The general principles of the Bill are debated

    26 Feb 1997

    Completed

  • Seanad Third Stage

    10 Apr 1997

    Seanad Third Stage

    The Bill is examined section by section and amendments may be made (Also known as Committee Stage)

    10 Apr 1997

    Completed

  • Seanad Fourth Stage

    10 Apr 1997

    Seanad Fourth Stage

    Amendments arising out of Committee Stage are considered (Also known as Report Stage)

    10 Apr 1997

    Completed

  • Seanad Fifth Stage

    10 Apr 1997

    Seanad Fifth Stage

    Final statements on the Bill are made (Also known as Final Stage)

    10 Apr 1997

    Completed

  • Enacted

    22 Apr 1997

    Enacted

    The Bill is signed into law by the President

    22 Apr 1997

    Completed

 

22 Apr 1997

Criminal Law Act 1997

Debates

15 Apr 1997

Dáil Éireann

Criminal Law Bill, 1996: Amendments from the Seanad.

10 Apr 1997

Seanad Éireann

Criminal Law Bill, 1996: Report and Final Stages.

10 Apr 1997

Seanad Éireann

Criminal Law Bill, 1996: Committee Stage.

26 Feb 1997

Seanad Éireann

Criminal Law Bill, 1996: Second Stage.

18 Dec 1996

Dáil Éireann

Criminal Law Bill, 1996: Report and Final Stages.

17 Dec 1996

Dáil Éireann

Criminal Law Bill, 1996: Report of Select Committee.

6 Jun 1996

Dáil Éireann

Estimates for Public Services, 1996. - Criminal Law Bill, 1996: Referral to Select Committee.

6 Jun 1996

Dáil Éireann

Estimates for Public Services, 1996. - Criminal Law Bill, 1996: Second Stage (Resumed).

21 May 1996

Dáil Éireann

Criminal Law Bill, 1996: Second Stage (Resumed).

16 May 1996

Dáil Éireann

Criminal Law Bill, 1996: Second Stage (Resumed).

16 May 1996

Dáil Éireann

Supplementary Estimates, 1996. - Criminal Law Bill, 1996: Second Stage.

16 May 1996

Dáil Éireann

Supplementary Estimates, 1996. - Criminal Law Bill, 1996: Order for Second Stage.