Oaths and Declarations Amendment Act 2001

Oaths and Declarations Amendment Act 2001

Public Act2001 No 75
Date of assent26 September 2001


This Act is administered in the Ministry of Justice.

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

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

3 New section 9 substituted
  • The principal Act is amended by repealing section 9, and substituting the following section:

    9 Declarations made in New Zealand
    • A declaration made in New Zealand must be in the form in the First Schedule, and must be made before—

      • (a) a person enrolled as a barrister and solicitor of the High Court; or

      • (b) a Justice of the Peace; or

      • (c) a notary public; or

      • (d) the Registrar or a Deputy Registrar of the Court of Appeal; or

      • (e) a Registrar or Deputy Registrar of the High Court or a District Court; or

      • (f) some other person authorised by law to administer an oath; or

      • (g) a member of Parliament; or

      • (h) a person who—

        • (i) is a fellow of the body (incorporated under the Incorporated Societies Act 1908) that, immediately before the commencement of the Oaths and Declarations Amendment Act 2001, was called the New Zealand Institute of Legal Executives; and

        • (ii) is acting in the employment of the holder of a practising certificate as a barrister and solicitor of the High Court; or

      • (i) an employee of the Land Transport Safety Authority of New Zealand; or

      • (j) an officer in the service of the Crown, or of a local authority within the meaning of the Local Government Act 1974, authorised for that purpose (by name, or as the holder for the time being of a specified office or title) by the Minister of Justice by notice in the Gazette.

4 Consequential repeals
  • The following enactments are repealed:

    • (a) Oaths and Declarations Amendment Act 1965 (1965 No 102):

    • (b) Oaths and Declarations Amendment Act 1972 (1972 No 89):

    • (d) Oaths and Declarations Amendment Act 1996 (1996 No 136):

Legislative history

20 September 2001Divided from Statutes Amendment Bill (Bill 97-2), third reading
26 September 2001Royal assent