Dog Control Amendment Act 2010

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Dog Control Amendment Act 2010

Public Act2010 No 62
Date of assent6 July 2010
Commencementsee section 2

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title
  • This Act is the Dog Control Amendment Act 2010.

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 Territorial authority to classify dangerous dogs
  • Section 31 is amended by repealing subsection (1) and substituting the following subsection:

    • (1) A territorial authority must classify a dog as a dangerous dog if—

      • (a) the owner of the dog has been convicted of an offence in relation to the dog under section 57A(2); or

      • (b) the territorial authority has, on the basis of sworn evidence attesting to aggressive behaviour by the dog on 1 or more occasions, reasonable grounds to believe that the dog constitutes a threat to the safety of any person, stock, poultry, domestic animal, or protected wildlife; or

      • (c) the owner of the dog admits in writing that the dog constitutes a threat to the safety of any person, stock, poultry, domestic animal, or protected wildlife.


Legislative history

29 June 2010Divided from Statutes Amendment Bill by committee of the whole House, third reading
6 July 2010Royal assent

This Act is administered by the Department of Internal Affairs.