Crown Prosecution Amendment Regulations 2020

2020/169

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Crown Prosecution Amendment Regulations 2020

Patsy Reddy, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 27th day of July 2020

Present:
The Right Hon Jacinda Ardern presiding in Council

These regulations are made under section 387 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council.

Regulations

1 Title

These regulations are the Crown Prosecution Amendment Regulations 2020.

2 Commencement

These regulations come into force on 28 August 2020.

3 Principal regulations

These regulations amend the Crown Prosecution Regulations 2013 (the principal regulations).

4 Regulation 3 amended (Interpretation)

In regulation 3(1), definition of notice period, replace “and 192(1)” with “192(1), and 192A(1)”.

5 Regulation 6 amended (Notice periods when amending, adding, or withdrawing charges)

In the heading to regulation 6, replace or withdrawing with withdrawing, or joining

6 Schedule amended

In the Schedule, insert in its appropriate alphabetical order:

Contempt of Court Act 2019
s 7(2)Offence to publish certain criminal trial information
s 14(1)Offence to disclose jury deliberations
s 22(1)Offence to publish false statement about Judge or court

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 are made under section 387 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (the Act) and come into force on 28 August 2020, amend the Crown Prosecution Regulations 2013 (the principal regulations). The amendments add several offences under the Contempt of Court Act 2019 to the list of offences in the Schedule of the principal regulations that are to be dealt with as Crown prosecutions. The amendments also adjust the principal regulations by adding a reference to section 192A of the Act to the definition of notice period in regulation 3 and modify the heading to regulation 6 to improve its accuracy.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 30 July 2020.

These regulations are administered by the Crown Law Office.