Supplementary Order Paper No 5

No 5

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Criminal Proceeds (Recovery) Bill

Proposed amendment

Te Ururoa Flavell, in Committee, to move the following amendment:

Part 1, clause 5

To insert “; but” after “property” in the definition of property (line 7, page 21) and insert the following paragraphs (after line 7 on page 21):

  • (c) excludes Māori customary land and Māori freehold land; and

  • (d) land that has ceased to be Māori land, and land acquired from Māori for public works under section 129(3) of Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993; and

  • (e) Crown land set aside or reserved for use or benefit by Māori where the Court determines the persons beneficially entitled to the land or an entity to hold the land in trust for the benefit of Māori under sections 129(3) and 134 of Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993; and

  • (f) land vested as a consequence of settlement legislation in Māori or an entity charged with holding such land for the benefit of Māori.

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends the Criminal Proceeds (Recovery) Bill. The purpose of the amendment is to exclude Māori customary or ancestral land from the definition of property that can be forfeited as a result of criminal activity.