Animal Welfare Amendment Act 2005

Animal Welfare Amendment Act 2005

Public Act2005 No 90
Date of assent14 December 2005

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title
  • (1) This Act is the Animal Welfare Amendment Act 2005.

    (2) In this Act, the Animal Welfare Act 1999 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 New section 167 substituted
  • The principal Act is amended by repealing section 167, and substituting the following section:

    167 Time for laying information
    • Despite section 14 of the Summary Proceedings Act 1957, an information in respect of an offence against this Act or against any regulations made under this Act may be laid,—

      • (a) if the offence was committed before the date on which this section comes into force, at any time within 1 year after the time when the matter of the information arose; or

      • (b) if the offence was committed on or after the date on which this section comes into force, at any time within 2 years after the time when the matter of the information arose.


Legislative history

8 December 2005Divided from Statutes Amendment Bill (No 5) (Bill 249-2), third reading