Crimes Amendment Act 2013

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Crimes Amendment Act 2013

Public Act2013 No 27
Date of assent6 June 2013
Commencementsee section 2

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title
  • This Act is the Crimes Amendment Act 2013.

2 Commencement
  • This Act comes into force on 1 July 2013.

3 Principal Act
4 Section 8 amended (Jurisdiction in respect of crimes on ships or aircraft beyond New Zealand)
  • (1) Replace section 8(2) with:

    • (2) If a person does or omits to do any act to which this section applies, and that act or omission would, if it occurred within New Zealand, be an offence, under this Act or any other enactment (whether that enactment was passed before or after the commencement of this Act), punishable by imprisonment for life or by 2 or more years' imprisonment, then, subject to the provisions of this Act and that other enactment, the person is liable on conviction as if the act or omission had occurred in New Zealand.

    • (2A) If any proceedings are taken by virtue of the jurisdiction conferred by this section, it is a defence to prove that the act or omission would not have been an offence under the law of the country of which the person charged was a national or citizen at the time of the act or omission, if it had occurred in that country.

    (2) In section 8(3), replace a crime with an offence punishable by imprisonment for life or by 2 or more years' imprisonment.

    (3) In section 8(7), replace crime with offence.

5 Section 411 amended (Consequential amendments)
6 Consequential amendment to Crimes Amendment Act (No 4) 2011
7 Further amendments to principal Act
  • Amend the principal Act as set out in the Schedule.


Schedule
Further amendments to principal Act

s 7

Section 86

In section 86(3), replace a crime with an offence.

Section 182

In section 182(2), replace crime with offence.

Section 216F

In section 216F(2), replace a crime with an offence.

Section 233

In section 233(1)(b), replace crime with imprisonable offence.

Section 246

In section 246(1), replace crime with imprisonable offence.

In section 246(2), replace a crime with an imprisonable offence in each place.

In section 246(3), replace crime with imprisonable offence.

In section 246(4), replace crime with imprisonable offence in each place.

Section 251

In section 251(1)(a), replace a crime with an offence.

In section 251(1)(b), replace a crime with an offence in each place.

In section 251(2)(b), replace a crime with an offence.

Section 272

In section 272, replace a crime with an offence.

Section 312

In section 312, replace crime punishable by imprisonment with imprisonable offence.

In section 312, replace a crime in respect of with an offence in respect of.

In section 312, replace for that crime with for that offence.

In section 312, replace committed the crime with committed the offence.


Legislative history

8 May 2013Divided from Criminal Procedure Legislation Bill (Bill 74–2) by committee of the whole House as Bill 74–3C
30 May 2013Third reading
6 June 2013Royal assent

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Justice.