Evidence Amendment Act 2013

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Evidence Amendment Act 2013

Public Act2013 No 29
Date of assent6 June 2013
Commencementsee section 2

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

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

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

3 Principal Act
4 Section 112 amended (Witness anonymity order for purpose of High Court trial)
  • Replace section 112(1) and (2) (as amended by section 5 of the Evidence Amendment Act 2011) with:

    • (1) This section and section 113 apply if a person is charged with a category 3 or 4 offence.

    • (2) The prosecution or the defendant may apply to a High Court Judge for a witness anonymity order under this section.

5 Section 114 amended (Trial to be held in High Court if witness anonymity order made)
  • (1) Replace section 114(1) (as amended by section 5 of the Evidence Amendment Act 2011) with:

    • (1) In any case where a witness who may be called to give evidence in a criminal trial is the subject of a witness anonymity order made under section 112, the trial must be held in the High Court.

    (2) Repeal section 114(2).


Legislative history

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

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Justice.