Births, Deaths, and Marriages Registration Amendment Act 2002

Births, Deaths, and Marriages Registration Amendment Act 2002

Public Act2002 No 59
Date of assent18 December 2002

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 Schedule 1A amended
  • (1) Schedule 1A of the principal Act is amended by inserting, after the item relating to the Department for Courts, the following item:

    Department for Courts (Maori Land Court Unit)Death informationTo identify deceased Maori landowners

    (2) Schedule 1A of the principal Act is amended by repealing the item relating to the Department of Work and Income, and substituting the following item:

    Department of Work and IncomeBirth information, marriage information, and death informationTo— 
      (a)verify a person's eligibility or continuing eligibility for benefits, war pensions, grants, loans, or allowances:
      (b)verify a person's eligibility or continuing eligibility for a community services card:
      (c)identify debtors, including any person no longer in receipt of a benefit, war pension, grant, loan, or allowance

    (3) Schedule 1A of the principal Act is amended by adding the following item:

    Ministry of EducationBirth information and death informationTo verify and update student information on the National Student Index
4 Consequential amendment to Privacy Act 1993

Legislative history

12 December 2002Divided from Statutes Amendment Bill (No 2) (Bill 198-2), third reading