Criminal Records (Clean Slate) Act 2004

Reprint as at 1 July 2015

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Criminal Records (Clean Slate) Act 2004

Public Act
 
2004 No 36
Date of assent
 
16 May 2004
Commencement
 
see section 2
Note

Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Justice.

Contents

1Title
2Commencement
3Overview
4Interpretation
5Act binds the Crown
6Application of clean slate scheme
7Who is eligible under clean slate scheme
8Effect of further conviction on eligibility
9Individual may apply to District Court for order that rehabilitation period need not be completed
10Individual may apply to District Court for order that rehabilitation period need not be completed or conviction be disregarded
11Further application
12Right of appeal
13Prohibition against publication of applicant’s or appellant’s name
14Effect of clean slate scheme on eligible individual
15Responsibility of chief executives
16Effect of clean slate scheme on government departments, law enforcement agencies, employees, and contractors
17Offence to unlawfully disclose information required to be concealed
18Offence to require or request that individual disregard scheme
19Exceptions to general effect of clean slate scheme
20Limits on use of eligible individuals’ criminal records
21Relationship to other provisions
22Rules
23Application of Legal Services Act 2000
24Transitional provision relating to answers and responses to questions and requests asked or made before commencement
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