The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:
This Act is the Children, Young Persons, and Their Families Amendment Act 2016.
This Act comes into force on 1 March 2017.
This Act amends the Children, Young Persons, and Their Families Act 1989 (the principal Act).
After section 434(7), insert:
The Chief District Court Judge may authorise a Youth Court Judge to act in place of the Principal Youth Court Judge if—
the Principal Youth Court Judge is absent for any reason; or
the office of the Principal Youth Court Judge is vacant.
14 September 2016
Divided from Judicature Modernisation Bill (Bill 178–2) as Bill 178–3I
11 October 2016
17 October 2016
This Act is administered by the Ministry of Social Development.