Domestic Violence Amendment Act 2012

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Domestic Violence Amendment Act 2012

Public Act2012 No 10
Date of assent24 February 2012
Commencementsee section 2

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1  Title
  • This Act is the Domestic Violence Amendment Act 2012.

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  Interpretation
  • (1) Section 124A is amended by inserting the following definition in its appropriate alphabetical order:

    District Court includes a Justice or Justices, or a Community Magistrate or Community Magistrates, presiding over a District Court; but does not include a Registrar.

    (2) Section 124A is amended by adding the following definition:

    Registrar means any Registrar of a District Court; and includes a Deputy Registrar.

5  Contravention of Police safety order
  • Section 124L(1) is amended by omitting against whom an order is issued and substituting who has been served with an order.

6  Issue of summons where person cannot be brought before District Court within 24 hours
  • Section 124M(3) is amended by omitting the District Court and substituting a District Court or Registrar.

7  Issue of warrant to arrest person who contravenes Police safety order or fails to attend adjourned proceedings
  • Section 124O(2) is amended by omitting The District Court and substituting A District Court or Registrar.

8  Consequential amendments to Domestic Violence (General) Regulations 1996
  • (1) This section amends the Domestic Violence (General) Regulations 1996.

    (2) Form 2 of the Schedule is amended by inserting /Registrar/Deputy Registrar after Community Magistrate(s).

    (3) Form 5 of the Schedule is amended by inserting /Registrar/Deputy Registrar after Community Magistrate(s).

    (4) Form 6 of the Schedule is amended by inserting /Registrar/Deputy Registrar after Community Magistrate(s).


Legislative history

16 February 2012Divided from Statutes Amendment Bill (No 2) (Bill 271–2) and third reading
24 February 2012Royal assent

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Justice.