Crimes (Match-fixing) Amendment Act 2014

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Crimes (Match-fixing) Amendment Act 2014

Public Act2014 No 67
Date of assent11 December 2014
Commencementsee section 2

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title
  • This Act is the Crimes (Match-fixing) Amendment Act 2014.

2 Commencement
  • This Act comes into force on 15 December 2014.

3 Principal Act
4 New section 240A inserted (Application of section 240 to match-fixing)
  • After section 240, insert:

    240A Application of section 240 to match-fixing
    • (1) For the purposes of section 240, deception includes any act or omission that is done or omitted with intent to influence a betting outcome of an activity of a kind to which subsection (2) applies by manipulating—

      • (a) the overall result of the activity; or

      • (b) any event within the activity.

      (2) This subsection applies to activities of the following kinds:

      • (a) sporting competitions, games, matches, races, and rallies involving human participants (whether or not they also involve equipment, horses, vehicles, or vessels):

      • (b) dog races.

      (3) This section does not limit or affect the generality of section 240.

Legislative history

5 May 2014Introduction (Bill 203–1)
30 July 2014First reading and referral to Law and Order Committee
7 November 2014Reported from Law and Order Committee (Bill 203–2)
27 November 2014Second reading
2 December 2014Committee of the whole House
4 December 2014Third reading
11 December 2014Royal assent

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Justice.