Defence Amendment Act (No 2) 2005

Defence Amendment Act (No 2) 2005

Public Act2005 No 100
Date of assent14 December 2005

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title
  • (1) This Act is the Defence Amendment Act (No 2) 2005.

    (2) In this Act, the Defence Act 1990 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3 Section 96 repealed
  • Section 96 of the principal Act (which relates to the administration of the Nelson Rifle Prize Fund) is repealed.

4 New section 96A inserted
  • The principal Act is amended by inserting, after section 96, the following section:

    96A Nelson Rifle Prize Fund abolished
    • (1) On the repeal of section 96,—

      • (a) the Nelson Rifle Prize Fund (the Fund) is abolished; and

      • (b) the Public Trust ceases to administer the Fund; and

      • (c) all money comprising the Fund (including any income arising from the Fund) held by the Public Trust in its common fund immediately before that repeal must be transferred to the cadet forces.

      (2) The cadet forces must apply the money so transferred only for any or all of the following purposes:

      • (a) the promotion of firearm safety in the Nelson region:

      • (b) the provision of firearm training in the Nelson region:

      • (c) the provision of monetary or other prizes for national shooting competitions held in the Nelson region.

      (3) In this section, Nelson region means the area within the boundaries of Nelson City and the Tasman District.

5 Regulations
  • Section 101(1) of the principal Act is amended by inserting, after paragraph (gb), the following paragraph:

    • (gc) prescribing offences for the contravention of or non-compliance with any regulations made under paragraph (ga) or paragraph (gb), and providing that the maximum penalty that, on summary conviction, may be imposed for those offences is a term of imprisonment not exceeding 3 months or a fine not exceeding $1,000:.


Legislative history

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