Courts Matters Act 2018 (Amendments to Courts Security Act 1999) Commencement Order 2019

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Courts Matters Act 2018 (Amendments to Courts Security Act 1999) Commencement Order 2019

Patsy Reddy, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 25th day of March 2019

Present:
Her Excellency the Governor-General in Council

This order is made under section 2(2) of the Courts Matters Act 2018 on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council.

Order

1 Title

This order is the Courts Matters Act 2018 (Amendments to Courts Security Act 1999) Commencement Order 2019.

2 Commencement of rest of amendments to Courts Security Act 1999

Sections 710, and 12 to 24 of the Courts Matters Act 2018 come into force on 8 April 2019.

Michael Webster,
Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.

Part 1 of the Courts Matters Act 2018 (Part 1) amends the Courts Security Act 1999. The amendments expand court security officers’ powers to enable them to deal more effectively with low-level offending and disruptive behaviour in courts and tribunals. Some of Part 1 came into force on 14 November 2018. This order brings the rest of Part 1 into force on 8 April 2019.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 28 March 2019.

This order is administered by the Ministry of Justice.