Protection of Personal and Property Rights Amendment Act 2010

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Protection of Personal and Property Rights Amendment Act 2010

Public Act2010 No 77
Date of assent6 July 2010
Commencementsee section 2

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title
  • This Act is the Protection of Personal and Property Rights 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 Creation of enduring power of attorney
  • Section 94A is amended by inserting the following subsection after subsection (4):

    • (4A) If 2 people appoint each other as attorney, a witness to the signature of one person as donor (witness A) does not fail to be independent for the purposes of subsection (4) by reason only that the witness of the other person as donor (witness B)—

      • (a) is a lawyer or legal executive in the same firm as witness A; or

      • (b) is an officer or employee of the same trustee corporation as witness A.


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 Ministry of Justice.