Prohibition of Gang Insignia in Government Premises Amendment Regulations 2020

2020/50

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Prohibition of Gang Insignia in Government Premises Amendment Regulations 2020

Patsy Reddy, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 23rd day of March 2020

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 Amendment Regulations 2020.

2 Commencement

These regulations come into force on 24 April 2020.

3 Principal regulations

These regulations amend the Prohibition of Gang Insignia in Government Premises Regulations 2018 (the principal regulations).

4 Regulation 3 amended (New gang identified)

In the heading to regulation 3, replace New gang with Comanchero Motorcycle Club.

5 New regulation 4 inserted (Mongols Motorcycle Club identified)

After regulation 3, insert:

4 Mongols Motorcycle Club identified

The group of persons that is known by the name Mongols 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 24 April 2020, amend the Prohibition of Gang Insignia in Government Premises Regulations 2018 (the principal regulations).

The principal regulations identify a particular group of persons (the Comanchero Motorcycle Club) 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.

These regulations amend the principal regulations by inserting new regulation 4. The amendment means that, in addition to the Comanchero Motorcycle Club, the group of persons known by the name Mongols Motorcycle Club, or by a name substantially similar to that name, is identified as a gang for the purposes of the Act.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 26 March 2020.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Justice.