Evidence (Witness Anonymity) Amendment Act 1997

  • repealed
  • Evidence (Witness Anonymity) Amendment Act 1997: repealed, on 1 August 2007, pursuant to section 215 of the Evidence Act 2006 (2006 No 69).

Reprint
as at 29 June 2009

Evidence (Witness Anonymity) Amendment Act 1997

Public Act1997 No 103
Date of assent11 December 1997
  • Evidence (Witness Anonymity) Amendment Act 1997 repealed, on 1 August 2007, pursuant to section 215 of the Evidence Act 2006 (2006 No 69).


Note

Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this eprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this eprint, together with other explanatory material about this eprint.

This Act is administered in the Ministry of Justice


An Act to amend the Evidence Act 1908 and related enactments

BE IT ENACTED by the Parliament of New Zealand as follows:

1 Short Title
  • This Act may be cited as the Evidence (Witness Anonymity) Amendment Act 1997, and is part of the Evidence Act 1908 (the principal Act).

2 Interpretation
  • This section inserted the definition of the term witness in s 2 of the principal Act.

3 New sections inserted
  • This section inserted ss 13B to 13J of the principal Act.

4 Review of operation of Act
  • (1) As soon as practicable after the expiry of the period of 3 years beginning on the date of commencement of this Act, the Ministry of Justice must—

    • (a) Review the operation of sections 13B to 13J of the principal Act since the date of commencement of this Act; and

    • (b) Consider whether any amendments to those sections of the principal Act are necessary or desirable; and

    • (c) Report its findings to the Minister of Justice.

    (2) As soon as practicable after receiving a report from the Ministry under subsection (1)(c), the Minister must present a copy of that report to the House of Representatives.

5 Amendments to other Acts
  • The Acts specified in the Schedule are amended in the manner indicated in that schedule.

6 Application of this Act to proceedings in progress on commencement
  • (1) Sections 13B to 13J of the principal Act apply to charges laid but not determined before the date this Act comes into force, and to charges re-laid on or after that date.

    (2) This section applies despite anything to the contrary in any other enactment or rule of law.


Schedule
Enactments amended

section 5

This Schedule substituted s 5(2), inserted s 168AA(5), and substituted s 178A Summary Proceedings Act 1957, and inserted s 379A(1)(f) Crimes Act 1961.

  • Schedule Summary Proceedings Act 1957: items repealed, on 29 June 2009, by section 17 of the Summary Proceedings Amendment Act (No 2) 2008 (2008 No 41).


Contents

  • 1General

  • 2About this eprint

  • 3List of amendments incorporated in this eprint (most recent first)


Notes
1 General
  • This is an eprint of the Evidence (Witness Anonymity) Amendment Act 1997. It incorporates all the amendments to the Act as at 29 June 2009. The list of amendments at the end of these notes specifies all the amendments incorporated into this eprint since 3 September 2007. Relevant provisions of any amending enactments that contain transitional, savings, or application provisions are also included, after the Principal enactment, in chronological order.

2 About this eprint
  • This eprint has not been officialised. For more information about officialisation, please see Making online legislation official under Status of legislation on this site in the About section of this website.

3 List of amendments incorporated in this eprint (most recent first)
  • Summary Proceedings Amendment Act (No 2) 2008 (2008 No 41): section 17