Misuse of Drugs (Classification of BZP) Amendment Act 2008

Reprint
as at 1 October 2008

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Misuse of Drugs (Classification of BZP) Amendment Act 2008

Public Act2008 No 5
Date of assent14 March 2008
Commencementsee section 2

Note

Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this reprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this reprint, together with other explanatory material about this reprint.

The Misuse of Drugs (Classification of BZP) Amendment Act 2008 is administered by the Ministry of Health


The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title
  • This Act is the Misuse of Drugs (Classification of BZP) Amendment Act 2008.

2 Commencement
  • This Act comes into force on 1 April 2008.

3 Principal Act amended

Part 1
Amendments to principal Act and amnesty provision

Amendments to principal Act

4 Schedule 3 amended
  • Part 1 of Schedule 3 is amended by adding the clauses set out in Schedule 1 of this Act as clauses 2 to 6.

5 Schedule 5 amended
  • Clause 1 of Schedule 5 is amended by inserting the items set out in Schedule 2 of this Act after the item relating to cannabis plant.

Amnesty provision

[Repealed]

  • Heading: repealed, on 1 October 2008, pursuant to section 6(3).

6 Amnesty in relation to use and possession for personal use of BZP
  • [Expired]

    Section 6: expired, on 1 October 2008, by section 6(3).

Part 2
Amendment to Misuse of Drugs Amendment Act 2005

7 Misuse of Drugs Amendment Act 2005 amended
8 Schedule 4 amended
  • The item relating to BZP in Schedule 4 is omitted.


Schedule 1
New clauses added to Part 1 of Schedule 3

s 4

2
  • The following substances:

    BZP (1-benzylpiperazine or A2 benzylpiperazine or N-benzylpiperazine (1-benzyl-1,4-diazacyclohexane))

    TFMPP (1-(3-trifluoromethylphenyl)piperazine or N-(3-trifluoromethylphenyl)piperazine)

    pFPP (1-(4-fluorophenyl)piperazine)

    MeOPP (1-(4-methoxyphenyl)piperazine)

    mCPP (1-(meta-chlorophenyl)piperazine) or 1-(3-chlorophenyl)piperazine)

    MBZP (1-methyl-4-benzylpiperazine).

3
  • The isomers of the substances mentioned in clause 2 whenever the existence of such isomers is possible within the specific chemical designation.

4
  • The esters and ethers of the substances mentioned in clause 2 and the esters and the ethers of the isomers mentioned in clause 3 whenever the existence of such esters or ethers is possible.

5
  • The salts of the substances mentioned in clause 2 and the salts of the isomers, esters, and ethers mentioned in clause 3 or 4.

6
  • Substances containing any proportion of a substance mentioned in clause 2, 3, 4, or 5.


Schedule 2
Items inserted into clause 1 of Schedule 5

s 5

BZP (1-benzylpiperazine or A2 benzylpiperazine or N-benzylpiperazine (1-benzyl-1,4-diazacyclohexane)) 5 grams or 100 flakes, tablets, capsules, or other drug forms each containing some quantity of the drug
TFMPP (1-(3-trifluoromethylphenyl)piperazine or N-(3-trifluoromethylphenyl)piperazine) 5 grams or 100 flakes, tablets, capsules, or other drug forms each containing some quantity of the drug
pFPP (1-(4-fluorophenyl)piperazine) 5 grams or 100 flakes, tablets, capsules, or other drug forms each containing some quantity of the drug
MeOPP (1-(4-methoxyphenyl)piperazine) 5 grams or 100 flakes, tablets, capsules, or other drug forms each containing some quantity of the drug
mCPP (1-(meta-chlorophenyl)piperazine) or 1-(3-chlorophenyl)piperazine) 5 grams or 100 flakes, tablets, capsules, or other drug forms each containing some quantity of the drug
MBZP (1-methyl-4-benzylpiperazine) 5 grams or 100 flakes, tablets, capsules, or other drug forms each containing some quantity of the drug

Contents

  • 1General

  • 2Status of reprints

  • 3How reprints are prepared

  • 4Changes made under section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989

  • 5List of amendments incorporated in this reprint (most recent first)


Notes
1 General
  • This is a reprint of the Misuse of Drugs (Classification of BZP) Amendment Act 2008. The reprint incorporates all the amendments to the Misuse of Drugs (Classification of BZP) Amendment Act 2008 as at 1 October 2008, as specified in the list of amendments at the end of these notes.

    Relevant provisions of any amending enactments that have yet to come into force or that contain relevant transitional or savings provisions are also included, after the principal enactment, in chronological order.

2 Status of reprints
  • Under section 16D of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989, reprints are presumed to correctly state, as at the date of the reprint, the law enacted by the principal enactment and by the amendments to that enactment. This presumption applies even though editorial changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in the reprint.

    This presumption may be rebutted by producing the official volumes of statutes or statutory regulations in which the principal enactment and its amendments are contained.

3 How reprints are prepared
  • A number of editorial conventions are followed in the preparation of reprints. For example, the enacting words are not included in Acts, and provisions that are repealed or revoked are omitted. For a detailed list of the editorial conventions, see http://www.pco.parliament.govt.nz/legislation/reprints.shtml or Part 8 of the Tables of Acts and Ordinances and Statutory Regulations, and Deemed Regulations in Force.

4 Changes made under section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989
  • Section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 authorises the making of editorial changes in a reprint as set out in sections 17D and 17E of that Act so that, to the extent permitted, the format and style of the reprinted enactment is consistent with current legislative drafting practice. Changes that would alter the effect of the legislation are not permitted.

    A new format of legislation was introduced on 1 January 2000. Changes to legislative drafting style have also been made since 1997, and are ongoing. To the extent permitted by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989, all legislation reprinted after 1 January 2000 is in the new format for legislation and reflects current drafting practice at the time of the reprint.

    In outline, the editorial changes made in reprints under the authority of section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 are set out below, and they have been applied, where relevant, in the preparation of this reprint:

    • omission of unnecessary referential words (such as of this section and of this Act)

    • typeface and type size (Times Roman, generally in 11.5 point)

    • layout of provisions, including:

      • indentation

      • position of section headings (eg, the number and heading now appear above the section)

    • format of definitions (eg, the defined term now appears in bold type, without quotation marks)

    • format of dates (eg, a date formerly expressed as the 1st day of January 1999 is now expressed as 1 January 1999)

    • position of the date of assent (it now appears on the front page of each Act)

    • punctuation (eg, colons are not used after definitions)

    • Parts numbered with roman numerals are replaced with arabic numerals, and all cross-references are changed accordingly

    • case and appearance of letters and words, including:

      • format of headings (eg, headings where each word formerly appeared with an initial capital letter followed by small capital letters are amended so that the heading appears in bold, with only the first word (and any proper nouns) appearing with an initial capital letter)

      • small capital letters in section and subsection references are now capital letters

    • schedules are renumbered (eg, Schedule 1 replaces First Schedule), and all cross-references are changed accordingly

    • running heads (the information that appears at the top of each page)

    • format of two-column schedules of consequential amendments, and schedules of repeals (eg, they are rearranged into alphabetical order, rather than chronological).

5 List of amendments incorporated in this reprint (most recent first)