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Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2016

Section 71 – Matters as to effect of sections 65, 66 and 70

177.Section 71 provides further detail about the commencement of certain provisions. The provisions in section 65 and 66 are required to commence on the same date that the code of practice required by section 73 first comes into effect. In addition, if no regulations are laid under the provisions in section 70 within two years of the date that the code of practice first comes into effect, the power to make regulations in section 70 will lapse, this is known as a sunset clause.

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