Criminal Procedure Amendment Bill

  • enacted

Hon Chester Borrows

Criminal Procedure Amendment Bill

Government Bill


As reported from the committee of the whole House


Bill note


1 Title

2 Commencement

3 Principal Act

4 Section 5 amended (Interpretation)

5 Section 16 amended (Charging documents)

6 Section 31 amended (Charging document must be filed promptly)

6A Section 82 amended (Requirements for formal statements)

7 Section 138 replaced (Trial of different charges together)

8 Section 157 amended (Transfer of proceedings to court at different place or different sitting)

8A Section 169 amended (Warrant for detention of defendant in hospital or secure facility)

9 Section 187 amended (Assumption of responsibility for Crown prosecutions by Solicitor-General)

9A Section 191 amended (Power of Solicitor-General or Crown prosecutor to add new charges)

10 Section 321 amended (Related appeals that are to be heard by Court of Appeal)

11 Section 357 amended (Jurisdiction of Community Magistrates to impose sentence in respect of certain category 1 and 2 offences)

11A Section 358 amended (Power to impose penalties provided for in Land Transport Act 1998)

12 Section 361 replaced (Jurisdiction of Justices and Community Magistrates to take pleas)

13 Section 380 replaced (Proceedings not invalid because defendant should have been dealt with in Youth Court)

14 Section 382 amended (Payment and recovery of fees)

14A New section 385A inserted (Judge or Registrar may waive certain fees)

14B New section 404A inserted (Access to court documents)

14C New section 406A inserted (Savings)

15 Section 409 amended (Regulations making consequential amendments)

16 Schedule 3 amended

17 Further amendments to principal Act


Schedule 1
Further amendments to Criminal Procedure Act 2011


Legislative history

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: