Rights for Victims of Insane Offenders Bill

Hon Louise Upston

Rights for Victims of Insane Offenders Bill

Member’s Bill

129—1

Contents

Explanatory note
1Title
2Commencement
3Principal Act
4New sections 20AAA to 20AAC inserted (Procedure when question of insanity arises)
20AAAProcedure when question of insanity arises
20AABProcedure when first question is whether defendant committed acts or omissions
20AACProcedure when first question is whether defendant was insane at time of commission of offence
5Section 20 replaced (Finding of insanity)
20Other procedure relating to finding of insanity
6Section 31 amended (Change of status from special patient to patient or special care recipient to care recipient where person unfit to stand trial)
7Section 33 amended (Duration of order for detention as special patient or special care recipient if person acquitted on account of insanity)
8Principal Act
9Section 77 amended (Clinical reviews of certain special patients)
10Section 80 amended (Tribunal reviews of certain special patients)
11Schedule 1 amended (Procedural provisions relating to Review Tribunals)
3ARight of victim to make a submission
12Principal Act
13Section 93 amended (Where person considered not to require further care as special care recipient)
14Principal Act
15Section 37 amended (Notice of discharge, leave of absence, or escape or death of accused or offender who is compulsorily detained in hospital or facility)

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: