The Government approved drafting of the Summons Printing and Fixed Charge Notice Bill along the lines of the General Scheme below on 21 June 2016. The proposed Scheme of the Bill is a collaboration between the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald T.D., and the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross T.D., and their respective Departments. It will tighten up the administrative procedures around the issue of fixed charge notices and summonses for the road traffic offences concerned. This, in turn, will enable the commencement of section 44 (‘the third payment option’) of the Road Traffic Act 2010 by Minister Ross and the effective application of any fines and penalty points concerned.

General Scheme of the Summons Printing and Fixed Charge Notice Bill

Summary of Regulatory Impact Analysis (RIA) General Scheme of the Summons Printing and Fixed Charge Notice Bill