Prohibition of Gang Insignia in Government Premises Regulations 2018

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Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Prohibition of Gang Insignia in Government Premises Regulations 2018

Hon Sir William Young, Administrator of the Government

Order in Council

At Wellington this 24th day of April 2018

Present:
The Right Hon Jacinda Ardern presiding in Council

These regulations are made under section 5 of the Prohibition of Gang Insignia in Government Premises Act 2013

(a)

on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Counsel; and

(b)

on the recommendation of the Minister of Police made in accordance with section 5(2) of that Act.

Regulations

1 Title

These regulations are the Prohibition of Gang Insignia in Government Premises Regulations 2018.

2 Commencement

These regulations come into force on 1 June 2018.

3 New gang identified

The group of persons that is known by the name Comanchero Motorcycle Club, or by a name that is substantially similar to that name, is identified as a gang for the purposes of the Prohibition of Gang Insignia in Government Premises Act 2013.

Michael Webster,
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 June 2018, identify the group of persons known by the name Comanchero Motorcycle Club, or by a name substantially similar to that name, as a gang for the purposes of the Prohibition of Gang Insignia in Government Premises Act 2013 (the Act).

This has the effect of prohibiting any person from displaying gang insignia relating to that gang in any government premises. Under the definition of gang insignia in the Act, this includes any sign, symbol, or representation that is commonly displayed to show membership of the gang or an affiliation with the gang (other than a tattoo), and any item of clothing to which such a sign, symbol, or representation is attached.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 26 April 2018.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Justice.