Arms Amendment Regulations 2009

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Arms Amendment Regulations 2009

Anand Satyanand, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 30th day of November 2009

Present:
His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

Pursuant to section 74(1)(s) of the Arms Act 1983, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.

Regulations

1 Title
  • These regulations are the Arms Amendment Regulations 2009.

2 Commencement
  • These regulations come into force on 1 January 2010.

3 Principal regulations amended
4 New regulation 30A inserted
  • The following regulation is inserted after regulation 30:

    30A Staff members of corrections prisons may carry or possess pepper spray
    • (1) In this regulation,—

      corrections prison has the same meaning as in section 3(1) of the Corrections Act 2004

      pepper spray has the same meaning as in regulation 120A of the Corrections Regulations 2005

      staff member has the same meaning as in section 3(1) of the Corrections Act 2004.

      (2) A staff member of a corrections prison may carry or possess pepper spray belonging to the Crown for the purposes of regulations 121 to 123 of the Corrections Regulations 2005.

Rebecca Kitteridge,
Clerk of the Executive Council.


Explanatory note

This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These regulations, which come into force on 1 January 2010, amend the Arms Regulations 1992. These regulations enable staff members of corrections prisons to carry or possess pepper spray belonging to the Crown for the purposes of regulations 121 to 123 of the Corrections Regulations 2005. The Corrections Amendment Regulations 2009, which also come into force on 1 January 2010, implement a regime for the use of pepper spray as a non-lethal weapon in accordance with section 85 of the Corrections Act 2004.


Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 3 December 2009.

These regulations are administered by the New Zealand Police.