Bail Amendment Bill

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Hon Judith Collins

Bail Amendment Bill

Government Bill

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Contents

Explanatory note

1 Title

2 Commencement

3 Principal Act

Part 1
Amendments to principal Act

4 Section 3 amended (Interpretation)

5 Section 7 amended (Rules as to granting bail)

6 Section 8 amended (Consideration of just cause for continued detention)

7 New section 9A inserted (Restriction on bail if defendant charged with murder)

8 Section 10 amended (Restriction on bail if defendant with previous conviction for specified offence charged with further specified offence)

9 Section 15 amended (Granting of bail to defendant under 20 years of age)

10 Sections 16 and 17 replaced

11 New section 17A inserted (Restriction on bail if defendant charged with serious Class A drug offence)

12 Sections 21 and 22 replaced

13 Section 24 replaced (Failure to answer Police bail)

14 Section 25 repealed (Effect on bond of attendance or non-attendance of person bailed by constable)

15 Section 26 replaced (Breach of condition of Police bail)

16 Section 30 amended (Conditions of bail)

17 New sections 30A to 30R and cross-heading inserted

18 Section 31 amended (Release of defendant granted bail)

19 Section 33 amended (Variation of conditions of bail imposed by the District Court)

20 Section 34 amended (Variation of conditions of bail imposed by the High Court)

21 New section 34A inserted (Surrender of defendant on bail with EM condition)

22 Section 35 amended (Defendant on bail may be arrested without warrant in certain circumstances)

23 Section 36 amended (Arrest of defendant charged with drug dealing offence)

24 New section 36A inserted (Offence to refuse authorised person entry to EM address)

25 Section 59 amended (Arrest of defendant charged with drug dealing offence)

Part 2
Amendments to other Acts

26 Amendments to Children, Young Persons, and Their Families Act 1989

27 Amendments to Sentencing Act 2002

28 Amendment to Bail Amendment Act 2011


The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: