Parole (Electronic Monitoring of Offenders) Amendment Act 2016

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Parole (Electronic Monitoring of Offenders) Amendment Act 2016

Public Act
2016 No 46
Date of assent
22 September 2016
see section 2

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title

This Act is the Parole (Electronic Monitoring of Offenders) Amendment Act 2016.

2 Commencement

This Act comes into force on the day that is 3 months after the date on which it receives the Royal assent.

3 Principal Act

This Act amends the Parole Act 2002 (the principal Act).

4 Section 15 amended (Special conditions)


In section 15(3), replace “a special condition” with “special conditions”.


Replace section 15(3)(f) with:


conditions requiring the offender to submit to the electronic monitoring of compliance with any release conditions or conditions of an extended supervision order, imposed under paragraph (ab) or (e), that relate to the whereabouts of the offender:

5 Section 15A amended (Electronic monitoring)

Replace section 15A(3) with:


An offender who is subject to an electronic monitoring condition—


may be required to have electronic monitoring equipment attached to his or her body; and


must comply with written instructions from a probation officer that are reasonably necessary for the effective administration of the electronic monitoring (for example, an instruction to regularly charge the equipment); and


breaches the electronic monitoring condition if he or she does not comply with those written instructions.

Legislative history

23 August 2016

Divided from Electronic Monitoring of Offenders Legislation Bill (Bill 18–2) as Bill 18–3B

20 September 2016

Third reading

22 September 2016

Royal assent

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Justice and Department of Corrections.