Minimum Custodial Periods upon Conviction for Murder Bill 2017: First Stage

I call Senator Marie-Louise O'Donnell to move her Bill.

I move:

That leave be granted to introduce a Bill entitled an Act to provide for the adoption of a system of minimum custodial periods upon conviction in cases of murder whereby the court shall determine the minimum custodial term a person convicted of the offence of murder shall serve, based on the circumstances of the matter before the court, and where the court shall give reasons for such a determination.

I second the proposal.

Question put and agreed to.

When is it proposed to take Second Stage?

Is that agreed? Agreed.

Second Stage ordered for Tuesday, 21 February 2017.