Care of Children Amendment Act 2007

Care of Children Amendment Act 2007

Public Act2007 No 44
Date of assent19 September 2007

Note

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Justice.


The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title
  • This Act is the Care of Children Amendment Act 2007.

2 Commencement
  • This Act comes into force on the day after the date on which it receives the Royal assent.

3 Principal Act amended
  • This Act amends the Care of Children Act 2004.

4 Authority to use faxed copy of warrant
  • (1) Section 76(1) is repealed and the following subsection is substituted:

    • (1) An authority (as defined in section 77(1)) may authorise the use, for the purpose of executing the warrant, of a faxed copy of a warrant issued under section 72 or 73 or 77.

    (2) Section 76(3) is repealed and the following subsection is substituted:

    • (3) An authority may exercise the power conferred by subsection (1) either on or after issuing the warrant, and either on its own initiative or on an application for the purpose made to it by—

      • (a) a party to the proceedings for the issue of the warrant; or

      • (b) a person who is authorised to execute the warrant.

5 Grounds for refusal of order for return of child
  • (1) Section 106(1) is amended by omitting 104(2) and substituting 105(2).

    (2) Section 106(1)(d) is amended by inserting , in addition to taking them into account in accordance with section 6(2)(b), also after it is appropriate.


Legislative history

11 September 2007Divided from Statutes Amendment Bill (Bill 107-2) by committee of the whole House
11 September 2007Third reading