Judicial Conduct Commissioner and Judicial Conduct Panel Amendment Act 2015

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Judicial Conduct Commissioner and Judicial Conduct Panel Amendment Act 2015

Public Act2015 No 16
Date of assent25 March 2015
Commencementsee section 2

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title
  • This Act is the Judicial Conduct Commissioner and Judicial Conduct Panel Amendment Act 2015.

2 Commencement
  • This Act comes into force on the day after the date on which it receives the Royal assent.

3 Principal Act
4 Section 8B amended (Function and powers of Deputy Commissioner)
  • After section 8B(1)(b)(iii), insert:

    • (iv) if the Commissioner decides to refer a complaint to the Deputy Commissioner.

5 Section 16 amended (Commissioner must dismiss complaints that fail to meet required threshold)
  • (1) In section 16(1), replace he or she with the Commissioner.

    (2) Replace section 16(1)(i) with:

    • (i) he or she has previously considered the subject matter of the complaint, and the complaint fails to raise any issue of significance that he or she has not previously considered.


Legislative history

19 March 2015Divided from Statutes Amendment Bill (No 4) (Bill 188–2)
24 March 2015Third reading
25 March 2015Royal assent

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Justice.