Sentencing (Aggravating Factors) Amendment Act 2012

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Sentencing (Aggravating Factors) Amendment Act 2012

Public Act2012 No 74
Date of assent17 September 2012
Commencementsee section 2

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title
  • This Act is the Sentencing (Aggravating Factors) 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
  • Section 4(1) is amended by inserting the following definition in its appropriate alphabetical order:

    prison officer means an officer as defined in section 3(1) of the Corrections Act 2004.

5 Aggravating and mitigating factors
  • (1) Section 9(1) is amended by inserting the following paragraphs after paragraph (f):

    • (fa) that the victim was a constable, or a prison officer, acting in the course of his or her duty:

    • (fb) that the victim was an emergency health or fire services provider acting in the course of his or her duty at the scene of an emergency:.

    (2) Section 9 is amended by inserting the following subsection after subsection (4):

    • (4A) In subsection (1)(fb), emergency health or fire services provider means a person who has a legal duty (under any enactment, employment contract, other binding agreement or arrangement, or other source) to, at the scene of an emergency, provide services that are either or both—

      • (a) ambulance services, first aid, or medical or paramedical care:

      • (b) services provided by or on behalf of a fire brigade (as defined in section 2(1) of the Fire Service Act 1975) to save life or property.


Legislative history

13 October 2010Introduction (Bill 222–1)
12 April 2011First reading and referral to Law and Order Committee
7 July 2011Reported from Law and Order Committee
8 February 2012Second reading
31 July 2012Committee of the whole House (Bill 222–2)
12 September 2012Third reading
17 September 2012Royal assent

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Justice.