Reprint as at 1 July 2013

Criminal Records (Clean Slate) Act 2004

Public Act2004 No 36
Date of assent16 May 2004
Commencementsee section 2

Note

Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this reprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this reprint, together with other explanatory material about this reprint.

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Justice.


Contents

1 Title

Part 1
Preliminary provisions

2 Commencement

3 Overview

4 Interpretation

5 Act binds the Crown

Part 2
Clean slate scheme

6 Application of clean slate scheme

7 Who is eligible under clean slate scheme

8 Effect of further conviction on eligibility

9 Individual may apply to District Court for order that rehabilitation period need not be completed

10 Individual may apply to District Court for order that rehabilitation period need not be completed or conviction be disregarded

11 Further application

12 Right of appeal

13 Prohibition against publication of applicant's or appellant's name

Effect of clean slate scheme on eligible individual

14 Effect of clean slate scheme on eligible individual

Effect of clean slate scheme on government departments and law enforcement agencies that hold or have access to criminal records

15 Responsibility of chief executives

16 Effect of clean slate scheme on government departments, law enforcement agencies, employees, and contractors

Offences

17 Offence to unlawfully disclose information required to be concealed

18 Offence to require or request that individual disregard scheme

Exceptions

19 Exceptions to general effect of clean slate scheme

Limits on use of criminal records

20 Limits on use of eligible individuals' criminal records

Relationship to other provisions

21 Relationship to other provisions

Miscellaneous

22 Rules

23 Application of Legal Services Act 2000

Transitional provision

24 Transitional provision relating to answers and responses to questions and requests asked or made before commencement

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