Minors' Contracts Amendment Act 2005

  • repealed
  • Minors' Contracts Amendment Act 2005: repealed, on 1 September 2017, pursuant to section 345(1)(h) of the Contract and Commercial Law Act 2017 (2017 No 5).

Reprint as at 1 September 2017

Minors’ Contracts Amendment Act 2005

Public Act
 
2005 No 16
Date of assent
 
24 March 2005
 

Minors’ Contracts Amendment Act 2005: repealed, on 1 September 2017, pursuant to section 345(1)(h) of the Contract and Commercial Law Act 2017 (2017 No 5).

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

 
1 Title

(1)

This Act is the Minors’ Contracts Amendment Act 2005.

(2)

In this Act, the Minors’ Contracts Act 1969 is called “the principal Act”.

2 Commencement

This Act comes into force on 26 April 2005.

3 Interpretation

(1)

Section 2(1) of the principal Act is amended by inserting, after the definition of Court, the following definition:

minor means a person who has not attained the age of 18 years; and a person is of full age if he or she has attained the age of 18 years.

(2)

Section 2 of the principal Act is amended by repealing subsection (2).

4 Married minors

(1)

The principal Act is amended by repealing section 4.

(2)

Section 66C of the Life Insurance Act 1908 is consequentially amended by repealing subsection (5).

5 Contracts of minors of or over the age of 18 years, certain contracts concerning life insurance, and contracts of service

(1)

Section 5 of the principal Act is amended by omitting the heading and substituting “Certain contracts concerning life insurance, and contracts of service”.

(2)

Section 5 of the principal Act is amended by repealing subsection (1)(a).

6 Contracts of minors below the age of 18 years

(1)

Section 6 of the principal Act is amended by omitting the heading and substituting “Contracts of minors”.

(2)

Section 6 of the principal Act is amended by repealing subsection (1) and substituting the following subsection:

(1)

Subject to the provisions of this section, every contract (other than a contract to which paragraph (b) or paragraph (c) of subsection 5(1) applies) entered into by a minor is unenforceable against the minor but otherwise has effect as if the minor were of full age.

7 Settlement of claims by minors

(1)

Section 12(5) of the principal Act is amended by omitting the expression “20”, and substituting the expression “18”.

(2)

Section 12(5) of the principal Act is amended by inserting, after the word “marrying”, the words “or entering into a civil union or a de facto relationship”.

8 Agreements relating to trusts

Section 16(2) of the principal Act is amended by inserting, after the word “married”, the words “, in a civil union, or in a de facto relationship”.

Eprint notes
1 General

This is an eprint of the Minors’ Contracts Amendment Act 2005 that incorporates all the amendments to that Act as at the date of the last amendment to it.

2 About this eprint

This eprint is not an official version of the legislation under section 18 of the Legislation Act 2012.

3 Amendments incorporated in this eprint

Contract and Commercial Law Act 2017 (2017 No 5): section 345(1)(h)