Government Communications Security Bureau and Related Legislation Amendment Bill

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Rt Hon John Key

Government Communications Security Bureau and Related Legislation Amendment Bill

Government Bill


As reported from the Intelligence and Security Committee




1 Title

2 Commencement

Part 1
Amendments to Government Communications Security Bureau Act 2003

3 Principal Act

4 Section 3 amended (Purpose)

5 Section 4 amended (Interpretation)

6 Sections 7 and 8 replaced

7 Section 9 replaced (Director of Bureau)

8 Section 11 amended (Prohibition on unauthorised disclosure of information)

9 Section 12 amended (Annual report)

10 Part 3 heading replaced

11 Section 13 replaced (Purpose of Part)

12 Section 14 replaced (Interceptions not to target domestic communications)

13 Section 15 amended (Interceptions for which warrant or authorisation required)

14 New sections 15A to 15F and cross-heading inserted

15 Section 16 amended (Certain interceptions permitted without interception warrant or computer access authorisation)

16 Section 17 and cross-heading repealed

17 Section 18 amended (Persons acting under warrant)

17 Section 18 repealed (Persons acting under warrant)

18 Section 19 and cross-heading replaced

19 Section 20 amended (Director’s functions in relation to warrants and authorisations not to be delegated)

20 Section 21 replaced (Action taken in accordance with warrant or authorisation justified)

21 Section 22 amended (Term of warrant or authorisation)

21 Section 22 repealed (Term of warrant or authorisation)

22 Section 23 amended (Destruction of irrelevant records obtained by interception)

23 Section 24 amended (Duty to minimise impact of interception on third parties)

24 Section 25 replaced (Prevention or detection of serious crime)

25 New sections 25A and 25B and cross-heading inserted

26 Consequential amendments

Part 2
Amendments to Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1996

27 Principal Act

28 Section 2 amended (Interpretation)

29 Section 5 and cross-heading replaced

30 Section 6 amended (Term of office)

31 Section 11 amended (Functions of Inspector-General)

32 Section 12 amended (Consultation)

33 Section 15 amended (Jurisdiction of courts and other agencies not affected)

33A New sections 15A to 15F and cross-heading inserted

33B Section 24 amended (Proceedings privileged)

34 Section 25 amended (Reports in relation to inquiries)

35 New section 25A inserted (Publication of Inspector-General's reports under section 25)

35A Section 26 amended (Disclosure)

36 Section 27 amended (Reports by Inspector-General)

36A Section 28 amended (Secrecy)

Part 3
Amendments to Intelligence and Security Committee Act 1996

37 Principal Act

38 Section 6 amended (Functions of Committee)

39 New section 7A inserted (Further provisions relating to chairperson and Leader of the Opposition)

39A Section 13 amended (Meetings of Committee)

40 Section 18 amended (Restrictions on reports to House of Representatives)

Consequential amendments

Legislative history

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: