Bail Amendment Bill

  • enacted

Part 1
Amendments to principal Act

4 Section 3 amended (Interpretation)
  • (1) In section 3, insert in their appropriate alphabetical order:

    Class A controlled drug has the same meaning as in section 2(1) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975

    Class B controlled drug has the same meaning as in section 2(1) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975

    court means a court presided over by a judicial officer with authority to exercise the court's jurisdiction in relation to the matter

    Police bail means bail granted by a Police employee under section 21(1)

    Police employee has the same meaning as in section 4 of the Policing Act 2008

    working day means a day that is not—

    • (a) Saturday, Sunday, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Anzac Day, Labour Day, the Sovereign's Birthday, or Waitangi Day; or

    • (b) a day in the period commencing on 25 December in one year and ending on 15 January in the next year.

    (2) In section 3, replace the definition of drug dealing offence with:

    drug dealing offence means—

    • (a) any offence against section 6 or 12C(1)(a) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975 in relation to a Class A controlled drug or a Class B controlled drug; or

    • (b) an attempt to commit an offence referred to in paragraph (a).

    (3) In section 3, insert in their appropriate alphabetical order:

    electronic monitoring address or EM address means the address, specified by a judicial officer or Registrar, where a defendant subject to an EM condition must remain

    electronic monitoring assessor or EM assessor means a person authorised under section 30E to act as an EM assessor

    electronic monitoring condition or EM condition means a condition of bail imposed under section 30B

    relevant occupant means,—

    • (a) in relation to an EM address that is a family residence, every person of or over the age of 16 years who ordinarily lives there; or

    • (b) in relation to any other EM address, every person whom the EM assessor identifies as being a relevant occupant for the purposes of section 30G.