Criminal Procedure Code (Amendment) Bill

Bill No. 12/1992

Read the first time on 27th February 1992.
An Act to amend the Criminal Procedure Code (Chapter 68 of the 1985 Revised Edition).
Be it enacted by the President with the advice and consent of the Parliament of Singapore, as follows:
Short title and commencement
1.  This Act may be cited as the Criminal Procedure Code (Amendment) Act 1992 and shall come into operation on such date as the Minister may, by notification in the Gazette, appoint.
Repeal and re-enactment of section 194
2.  Section 194 of the Criminal Procedure Code is repealed and the following section substituted therefor:
Trial before a single Judge
194.  Every trial before the High Court under this Chapter shall be heard and disposed of before a single Judge of the High Court.”.
Transitional provision
3.  Notwithstanding section 2 of this Act, section 194 of the Criminal Procedure Code which was in force immediately before the date of commencement of this Act shall continue to apply to any trial before a court comprising of two Judges of the High Court which has commenced before that date.