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Search and Surveillance Act 2012

Public Act2012 No 24
Date of assent5 April 2012
Commencementsee section 2
1 Title
2 Commencement
  • (1) Part 1 and subpart 1 of Part 3 (other than section 49(3) and (4)), and sections 136, 140, 141, 148, 162, 165, 166, 167, 168, 169, 170, 171, 172, 175, 179, 180, 181, 247, 248, 251(3), 325 (other than section 325(4) and (6)), 334(1) and (7), 337(4), 342, 343, 346, 347, 349, 350, 352, 353, 354, 355, and 356 come into force on 18 April 2012.

    (2) The rest of this Act comes into force on a date appointed by the Governor-General by Order in Council, and 1 or more Orders in Council may be made bringing different provisions into force on different dates.

    (3) To the extent that it is not previously brought into force under subsection (2), the rest of this Act comes into force on 1 April 2014.

    (4) In this section, provision includes any item, or any part of an item, in the Schedule.

    Section 2(2): Part 2, section 49(3), (4), subparts 2–4 of Part 3, Part 4 (except sections 136, 140, 141, 148, 162, 165–172, 175, 179–181), Part 5 (except sections 201(3)–(9), 247, 248, 251(3), 302, 325(1)–(3), (5), (7)–(13), 334(1), (7), 337(4), 342, 343, 346, 347, 349, 350, 352–356) and the Schedule (except the items relating to the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 and the Tax Administration Act 1994) brought into force, on 1 October 2012, by clause 3 of the Search and Surveillance Act Commencement Order 2012 (SR 2012/229).

Part 1
General provisions

5 Purpose
  • The purpose of this Act is to facilitate the monitoring of compliance with the law and the investigation and prosecution of offences in a manner that is consistent with human rights values by—

    • (a) modernising the law of search, seizure, and surveillance to take into account advances in technologies and to regulate the use of those technologies; and

    • (b) providing rules that recognise the importance of the rights and entitlements affirmed in other enactments, including the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990, the Privacy Act 1993, and the Evidence Act 2006; and

    • (c) ensuring investigative tools are effective and adequate for law enforcement needs.

Part 5
Amendments, repeals, and miscellaneous provisions

Subpart 4Regulation-making powers, transitional provisions, and review provision

Transitional provisions

351 Transitional provision relating to provisions brought into force under section 2
  • (1) Despite any amendment in Part 5 of this Act,—

    • (a) where an application has been made under an authorising Act before the relevant commencement, and the application is not finally determined before that date, the provisions of that Act continue to apply to the application and to any matter or obligation relating to the application in all respects as if this Act (other than this section and any provisions in force immediately before the relevant commencement) had not been enacted; and

    • (b) those provisions continue to apply to a continuing warrant and to any matter relating to the warrant in all respects as if this Act (other than this section and any provisions in force immediately before the relevant commencement) had not been enacted; and

    • (c) those provisions continue to apply to any other proceeding, matter, or thing commenced and not completed before the relevant commencement as if this Act (other than this section and any provisions in force immediately before the relevant commencement) had not been enacted.

    (2) Subsection (1)(c) does not limit the provisions of the Interpretation Act 1999.

    (3) In this section,—

    authorising Act means an Act amended by Part 5

    continuing warrant means a warrant or other authority issued under an authorising Act—

    • (a) before the relevant commencement; or

    • (b) on or after that date on an application made before that date

    relevant commencement, in relation to an authorising Act, means the commencement of a provision in Part 5 that amends an authorising Act.