Prisoners' and Victims' Claims (2012 Expiry and Application Dates) Amendment Act 2012

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Prisoners' and Victims' Claims (2012 Expiry and Application Dates) Amendment Act 2012

Public Act2012 No 49
Date of assent29 June 2012
Commencementsee section 2

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title
  • This Act is the Prisoners' and Victims' Claims (2012 Expiry and Application Dates) 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

Part 1
Amendment deferring expiry of restrictions on awarding of compensation

4 Purpose of this Part
  • The purpose of this Part is to amend subpart 1 of Part 2 of the principal Act to defer its expiry by 1 year, until the close of 30 June 2013.

5 Section 16 amended (Expiry of subpart)
  • In section 16, replace 30 June 2012 with 30 June 2013.

6 Consequential repeals
  • (1) Repeal Part 1 of the Prisoners' and Victims' Claims (Expiry and Application Dates) Amendment Act 2010.

    (2) Repeal section 4 of the Prisoners' and Victims' Claims Amendment Act 2007.

Part 2
Amendments extending application of victims' claims process

7 Purpose of this Part
  • The purpose of this Part is to amend subpart 2 of Part 2 of the principal Act to extend the victims' claims process in that subpart to compensation to be paid in respect of specified claims made on or after 1 July 2012 but before 1 July 2013.

8 Section 17 amended (Compensation of prisoners, etc, must be paid to Secretary)
9 Consequential repeals

Legislative history

2 April 2012Introduction (Bill 12–1)
2 May 2012First reading and referral to Justice and Electoral Committee
5 June 2012Report of the Justice and Electoral Committee
21 June 2012Second reading
26 June 2012Committee stage
28 June 2012Third reading
29 June 2012Royal assent

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Justice.