More time to have your say on AARTO Bill

16 August 2016 - 21:34 By TMG Digital

The committee’s chairperson‚ Dikeledi Magadzi‚ said it was important that people were afforded as much opportunity as possible to submit their input to the committee‚ as the bill would have an impact on their lives.“The Committee should avoid a situation where people are not given adequate opportunity to comment on the proposed legislation. Parliament is an institution of the people and people should be allowed to influence legislation making‚” Magadzi said.She said consultation should be done with as many stakeholders as possible‚ as the AARTO Bill was likely to affect people’s daily lives.The AARTO Amendment Bill proposes‚ among other things‚ that delivery of notices include electronic methods; the national rollout of the programme in the next financial year; to provide for the apportionment of penalties‚ and the need for an infringement tribunal that will deal with offences. The Bill also proposes rehabilitation of road traffic offenders.

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