Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Amendment Act 2013

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Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Amendment Act 2013

Public Act2013 No 3
Date of assent26 February 2013
Commencementsee section 2

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title
  • This Act is the Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Amendment Act 2013.

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 Disclosure of birth information, death information, marriage information, civil union information, and name change information to certain specified agencies for certain purposes
  • Section 78A(4) is amended by inserting under this section after chief executive.

5 New section 78AA inserted
  • The following section is inserted after section 78A:

    78AA Disclosure of birth information, death information, marriage information, civil union information, and name change information under approved information sharing agreement
    • (1) The Registrar-General may share the following personal information about an identifiable individual under an approved information sharing agreement:

      • (a) birth information:

      • (b) death information:

      • (c) marriage information:

      • (d) civil union information:

      • (e) name change information.

      (2) This section does not limit section 74.

      (3) This section and section 78A do not limit each other, and section 78A does not prevent the Registrar-General from entering into an information sharing agreement with any agency to share information of the kind specified in subsection (1).

      (4) Subsection (1) applies whether or not a non-disclosure direction is in force in respect of any or all of the personal information about an identifiable individual referred to in that subsection.

      (5) In this section,—

      approved information sharing agreement and information sharing agreement have the meanings given to them by section 96C of the Privacy Act 1993

      non-disclosure direction means a direction made by the Registrar-General on a request under section 75A(2)(b) that a person's birth information, marriage information, civil union information, or name change information not be disclosed to the public.


Legislative history

19 February 2013Divided from Privacy (Information Sharing) Bill (Bill 318–2) by committee of the whole House as Bill 318–3C
21 February 2013Third reading
26 February 2013Royal assent

This Act is administered by the Department of Internal Affairs.