Criminal Investigations (Bodily Samples) Amendment Act 2015

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Criminal Investigations (Bodily Samples) Amendment Act 2015

Public Act
2015 No 98
Date of assent
6 November 2015
see section 2

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title

This Act is the Criminal Investigations (Bodily Samples) Amendment Act 2015.

2 Commencement

This Act comes into force on the earlier of the following:


a date appointed by the Governor-General by Order in Council:


the day that is 90 days after the date on which the Act receives the Royal assent.

3 Principal Act

This Act amends the Criminal Investigations (Bodily Samples) Act 1995 (the principal Act).

4 Section 27 amended (Access to and disclosure of information on DNA profile databank)

After section 27(1)(c), insert:


for the purpose of responding to a request under the Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1992 if—


access to the information requested is authorised by the Attorney-General; and


the request relates to an offence that corresponds to an offence in New Zealand that is punishable by a term of imprisonment of more than 1 year.

Legislative history

21 October 2015

Divided from Organised Crime and Anti-corruption Legislation Bill (Bill 219–2) as Bill 219–3D

4 November 2015

Third reading

6 November 2015

Royal assent

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Justice.