Dog Control (Category 1 Offences) Amendment Act 2019

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Dog Control (Category 1 Offences) Amendment Act 2019

Public Act
2019 No 75
Date of assent
13 December 2019
see section 2

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title

This Act is the Dog Control (Category 1 Offences) Amendment Act 2019.

2 Commencement

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

3 Principal Act

This Act amends the Dog Control Act 1996 (the principal Act).

4 New section 66A and cross-heading inserted

After section 66, insert:

Category 1 offences

66A Jurisdiction for category 1 offences


The District Court presided over by 2 or more Justices of the Peace has jurisdiction in respect of any category 1 offence under this Act.


Subsection (1) does not apply to the offences described in the following sections:


section 32(2):


section 57(2):


section 57A(2):


section 61(2):


section 62(4):


section 78(3).


In this section, category 1 offence has the same meaning as in section 6(1) of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011.

Legislative history

3 May 2018

Introduction (Bill 57–1)

5 September 2018

First reading and referral to Primary Production Committee

12 April 2019

Reported from Primary Production Committee

13 November 2019

Second reading

4 December 2019

Committee of the whole House

10 December 2019

Third reading

13 December 2019

Royal assent

This Act is administered by the Department of Internal Affairs.