Crimes (Provocation Repeal) Amendment Act 2009

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Crimes (Provocation Repeal) Amendment Act 2009

Public Act2009 No 64
Date of assent7 December 2009
Commencementsee section 2

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title
  • This Act is the Crimes (Provocation Repeal) Amendment Act 2009.

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

3 Principal Act amended
4 Sections 169 and 170 repealed
5 Partial defence of provocation abolished
  • The partial defence of provocation in cases of culpable homicide, in so far as it has any effect as a rule or principle of common law in New Zealand, is abolished.


Legislative history

4 August 2009Introduction (Bill 64–1)
18 August 2009First reading and referral to Justice and Electoral Committee
19 October 2009Reported from Justice and Electoral Committee (Bill 64–2)
24 November 2009Second reading, committee of the whole House, third reading
7 December 2009Royal assent

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Justice.