Nuclear-Test-Ban Act 1999

  • latest version but not yet in force

Part 2
Prohibitions and offences

5 Nuclear explosions prohibited
  • (1) No person may—

    • (a) carry out any nuclear weapon test explosion or any other nuclear explosion; or

    • (b) cause, encourage, or in any way participate in, the carrying out of any nuclear weapon test explosion or any other nuclear explosion.

    (2) Every person who engages in conduct prohibited by subsection (1) commits an offence.

    (3) Every person who commits an offence against subsection (2) is liable on conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 10 years or a fine not exceeding $1,000,000.

    (4) Nothing in subsections (1) to (3) limits the New Zealand Nuclear Free Zone, Disarmament, and Arms Control Act 1987.

    Section 5(3): amended, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).