3 Principal Act
4 Section 29C amended (Criminal cases)
5 Consequential amendment to Juries Amendment Act 2011
The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:
This Act is the Juries Amendment Act 2013.
This Act comes into force on 1 July 2013.
This Act amends the Juries Act 1981 (the principal Act).
(1) Replace section 29C(4)(b) with:
“(b) affects section 110 or 143 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011.”
(2) Replace section 29C(5) with:
“(5) If, in terms of section 110 or 143 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011, the offence charged, as described in the enactment creating the offence or as charged in the charge, includes the commission of any other offence, the court may accept a majority verdict on the offence charged instead of a unanimous verdict on the included offence.”
(1) This section amends the Juries Amendment Act 2011.
(2) In the Schedule, repeal the item relating to section 29C(4)(b) and (5) of the principal Act.
This Act is administered by the Ministry of Justice.