Sentencing Amendment Act 2003

Sentencing Amendment Act 2003

Public Act2003 No 109
Date of assent30 October 2003

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title
  • (1) This Act is the Sentencing Amendment Act 2003.

    (2) In this Act, the Sentencing Act 2002 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 Aggravating and mitigating factors
  • Section 9(1) of the principal Act is amended by inserting, after paragraph (h), the following paragraph:

    • (ha) that the offence was committed as part of, or involves, a terrorist act (as defined in section 5(1) of the Terrorism Suppression Act 2002):.

4 Imposition of minimum period of imprisonment of 17 years or more
  • Section 104 of the principal Act is amended by inserting, after paragraph (e), the following paragraph:

    • (ea) if the murder was committed as part of a terrorist act (as defined in section 5(1) of the Terrorism Suppression Act 2002); or..


Legislative history

21 October 2003Divided from Counter-Terrorism Bill (Bill 27-2), third reading