3 Principal Act
4 Section 56C amended (Requirements in relation to dog control permits)
5 Section 61 amended (Seizure and forfeiture of property)
The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:
This Act is the National Parks Amendment Act 2015.
This Act comes into force on the day after the date on which it receives the Royal assent.
This Act amends the National Parks Act 1980 (the principal Act).
(1) In section 56C(1)(c), replace “conservation management plan” with “management plan”.
“conservation management plan”
(2) In section 56C(2)(b)(ii), replace “conservation management plan” with “management plan”.
After section 61(7), insert:
“(8) Where proceedings are taken against the person from whom the item was seized within 6 months of the seizure of the item, the item must, when the proceedings are completed, be returned to that person, unless the court, if it enters a conviction, directs that the item must be forfeited to the Crown.”
This Act is administered by the Department of Conservation.