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The Bill for this Act of the Scottish Parliament was passed by the Parliament on 3rd November 2005 and received Royal Assent on 8 December 2005
An Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision for the establishment of community justice authorities; to make further provision for the supervision and care of persons put on probation or released from prison etc.; to make further provision as respects the procedures etc. of the Risk Management Authority; to make further provision as respects the powers of the High Court following the submission of a risk assessment report or of a report under section 210D of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995; to amend Part 1 of the Prisoners and Criminal Proceedings (Scotland) Act 1993 so as to make further provision as respects the release of prisoners on licence; to make further provision for testing prisoners for drugs; to make further provision as respects the jurisdiction of the Scottish courts in proceedings for offences in relation to the notification requirements of Part 2 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003; to make further provision as respects proceedings in relation to an objection to the content of a risk assessment report; to make provision about the recovery of compensation from offenders; and for connected purposes.
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