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  • Have Your Say - AARTO Amendment Bill

    The Portfolio Committee on Transport invites interested people and stakeholders to submit further written comments on the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences Amendment Bill [B 38-2015] as it pertains to the following proposed amendments that extend beyond the scope of the Bill:

    * The inclusion in the proposed definition of "infringement" of "National Land Transport Act, 2009 (Act No. 5 of 2009) and Cross-Border Road Transport Act, 1998 (Act No. 4 of 1998)" after "road traffic legislation".
    * The inclusion of a clause that establishes and administers rehabilitation programmes for habitual infringers.
    * The inclusion of a Chapter in the principal Act, after Chapter III, that will provide for the establishment of an Appeals Tribunal.
    * The inclusion of a new clause on the apportionment of penalties including, but not limited to, considerations on prevention of duplication of penalties or alternative options.

    The Bill was referred to the Committee on 30 November 2015 (ATC No. 161-2015). The Committee held public hearings and considered proposed amendments to the Bill. Whilst inquiring into the subject of the Bill and during public hearings the Committee realised it is necessary to amend other provisions of the principal Act which were not included in the Bill, and further extend the public consultations.

    Comments is invited on the proposed amendments that are available on Parliament's website www.parliament.gov.za. Enquiries, as well as written submissions can be directed to Valerie Carelse and be addressed to the Portfolio Committee on Transport, 3rd Floor, W/S 3/79, 90 Plein Street, Cape Town, 8001, or e-mailed to vcarelse@parliament.gov.za. In addition to the written comments, please indicate your interest in making a verbal presentation on the Committee.

    The closing date for submissions is 10 March 2017.

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