Family Courts Amendment Act 2016

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Family Courts Amendment Act 2016

Public Act
 
2016 No 63
Date of assent
 
17 October 2016
Commencement
 
see section 2

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title

This Act is the Family Courts Amendment Act 2016.

2 Commencement

This Act comes into force on 1 March 2017.

3 Principal Act

This Act amends the Family Courts Act 1980 (the principal Act).

4 Section 7 amended (Acting Family Court Judges)

Replace section 7(1) with:

(1)

The Chief District Court Judge may authorise a Family Court Judge to act in place of the Principal Family Court Judge if—

(a)

the Principal Family Court Judge is absent for any reason; or

(b)

the office of the Principal Family Court Judge is vacant.

Legislative history

14 September 2016

Divided from Judicature Modernisation Bill (Bill 178–2) as Bill 178–3P

11 October 2016

Third reading

17 October 2016

Royal assent

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Justice.