Films, Videos, and Publications Classification (Commercial Video on-Demand) Amendment Act 2020

  • Corrections have been made to section 22 on 11 August 2020 under section 25(1)(j)(iii) of the Legislation Act 2012.
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Films, Videos, and Publications Classification (Commercial Video on-Demand) Amendment Act 2020

Public Act
2020 No 49
Date of assent
6 August 2020
see section 2


3Principal Act
4Section 2 amended (Interpretation)
5New section 4A inserted (Transitional, savings, and related provisions)
4ATransitional, savings, and related provisions
6Section 8 amended (Films exempt from labelling requirements)
7New Part 3A inserted
46APurpose of Part
46BExtraterritorial application to specified CVoD providers
46CDuty to label commercial video on-demand content
46DContent previously labelled or classified
46EContent not previously labelled or classified
46FHow ratings and descriptions must be determined
46GApproval of providers’ self-rating systems
46HChief Censor must annually review approved self-rating systems
46ISuspension and cancellation of approvals
46JComplaints process
8New section 150A inserted (Amendment of Schedule 4 by Order in Council)
150AAmendment of Schedule 4 by Order in Council
9New Schedule 1AA inserted
10New Schedule 4 inserted
11Section 6 amended (Films to be labelled)
12Section 9 amended (Applications for issue of label)
13New section 11A inserted (Classification Office must provide film database)
11AClassification Office must provide film database
14Section 27 amended (Conditions relating to display of restricted publications)
15Section 36 amended (Issue of labels in respect of films)
16Section 38 amended (Decisions of Classification Office)
17Section 77 amended (Functions of Classification Office)
18Section 120 amended (Non-compliance with labelling requirements)
19Section 121 amended (Unlawful issue of labels)
20Section 122 amended (Meaning of distribute in sections 123 to 132)
21Section 131 amended (Offence to possess objectionable publication)
22Section 149 amended (Regulations)
23New sections 149A to 149E inserted
149APayment of annual levy by specified CVoD provider
149BLevy regulations
149CDispute does not suspend obligation to pay levy
149DApproval may be suspended until debt paid
149EStatus and recovery of fees or levy
Legislative history
Administrative information

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: