This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations, which come into force on 1 July 2013, amend the Summary Proceedings Regulations 1958 (the principal regulations). The amendments are needed to implement the new regime set out in the Criminal Procedure Act 2011. Many of the matters provided for in the principal regulations will in future be dealt with in new rules and regulations made under the Criminal Procedure Act 2011. These regulations revoke the regulations and forms in the principal regulations that are no longer required. The processes for dealing with infringement offences and fines enforcement continue to be set out in the Summary Proceedings Act 1957. Accordingly, the regulations and forms relating to those processes are retained in the principal regulations.
Regulation 4 revokes certain defined terms that are no longer relevant to the regulations and forms that are being retained.
Regulations 5, 6, and 11 revoke the regulations that are no longer required.
Regulations 7 and 9 insert cross-headings into the principal regulations to group the remaining regulations according to the subjects to which they relate.
Regulation 8 amends regulation 15D to omit references to a fee for filing a copy of a reminder notice, because that fee is no longer payable.
Regulation 10 makes a consequential amendment to regulation 15M to update the terminology to reflect that used in the Criminal Procedure Act 2011.
Regulation 12 makes a consequential amendment to form 10A to remove the note relating to notice of alibi.
Regulation 13 revokes the forms that are no longer required.
Regulation 14 replaces Schedule 2 of the principal regulations, which prescribes court fees. Many items that are no longer required are omitted from the replacement schedule.
Regulation 15 makes consequential amendments to other regulations, including an amendment that revokes regulation 4(1)(b) of the Summary Proceedings Regulations 1958, Amendment No 8. That regulation, which inserts form 9B into the principal regulations, has never been brought into force. Because form 9B is no longer required, the amending regulation is revoked.
Date of notification in Gazette: 23 May 2013.
These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Justice.