Burial and Cremation Amendment Act 2003

Burial and Cremation Amendment Act 2003

Public Act2003 No 63
Date of assent21 October 2003

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title
  • (1) This Act is the Burial and Cremation Amendment Act 2003.

    (2) In this Act, the Burial and Cremation Act 1964 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.

3 Burial of members of Her Majesty's Forces, etc
  • Section 15(2) of the principal Act is amended by omitting the words Minister of Internal Affairs, and substituting the words Minister of Veterans' Affairs.

4 Inspection of cemeteries
  • Section 52 of the principal Act is amended by repealing subsection (1), and substituting the following subsection:

    • (1) An employee of the Public Service appointed by the Minister for the purpose, or any person designated as a Health Protection Officer under the Health Act 1956, may inspect any cemetery or any portion of a cemetery exclusively set apart for any denomination in order to—

      • (a) ascertain the state and condition of it; and

      • (b) examine the accounts of receipts and expenditure in relation to it; and

      • (c) if regulations or bylaws in relation to it have been made under this Act, ascertain whether the regulations or bylaws are being observed and complied with.


Legislative history

16 October 2003Divided from Statutes Amendment Bill (No 3), third reading