Crimes Amendment Act 2001

Crimes Amendment Act 2001

Public Act2001 No 9
Date of assent3 April 2001

Note

This Act is administered in the Ministry of Justice.


The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title
  • (1) This Act is the Crimes Amendment Act 2001.

    (2) In this Act, the Crimes Act 1961 is called the principal Act.

2 Commencement
  • This Act comes into force on the day after the date on which it receives the Royal assent.

Part 1
Amendments to principal Act

3 Dealing in slaves
  • (1) Section 98(1) of the principal Act is amended by repealing paragraphs (e) and (f), and substituting the following paragraphs:

    • (e) in any case not covered by paragraph (d), induces any person to sell, let, or give any other person into debt-bondage or serfdom; or

    • (f) builds, fits out, sells, purchases, transfers, lets, hires, uses, provides with personnel, navigates, or serves on board any ship or aircraft for any of the purposes in paragraphs (a) to (e); or.

    (2) Section 98(2) of the principal Act is amended by adding the following definition:

    slave includes, without limitation, a person subject to debt-bondage or serfdom.

4 New section 149 substituted
  • The principal Act is amended by repealing section 149, and substituting the following section:

    149 Procuring for prostitution
    • Every one is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 5 years who, for gain or reward, procures or agrees or offers to procure any person for the purposes of prostitution with any other person.

5 New section 149A inserted
  • The principal Act is amended by inserting, after section 149, the following section:

    149A Being client in act of prostitution by person under 18 years of age
    • (1) Every one is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 5 years who is a client in an act of prostitution by a person under the age of 18 years.

      (2) It is a defence to a charge under this section if the person charged believed on reasonable grounds that the prostitute was of or over the age of 18 years.

Part 2
Amendment to Summary Proceedings Act 1957

6 Amendment to Schedule 1 of Summary Proceedings Act 1957
  • Part 1 of Schedule 1 of the Summary Proceedings Act 1957 is amended by inserting, after the item relating to section 149 of the Crimes Act 1961, the following item:

    149ABeing client in act of prostitution by person under 18 years of age

Legislative history

1 August 2000Introduction (Bill 51-1)
3 October 2000First reading and referral to Law and Order Committee
10 November 2000Reported from Law and Order Committee
28 February 2001Second reading
1, 22 March 2001Committee of the whole House
29 March 2001Third reading
3 April 2001Royal assent