Victims' Orders Against Violent Offenders Bill

  • enacted

Hon Judith Collins

Victims' Orders Against Violent Offenders Bill

Government Bill


As reported from the committee of the whole House



1 Title

2 Commencement

Part 1
Preliminary provisions

3 Purpose

4 Interpretation

5 Meaning of violent offender or offender

6 Act binds the Crown

Part 2
Non-contact orders


7 Application for non-contact order

8 Disclosure of offender's address

Making non-contact orders

9 Power to make non-contact order

Effect of non-contact orders

11 Effect of temporary non-contact order

11A Effect of final non-contact order

Direction that final non-contact order apply to other persons

11B Application for direction that final non-contact order apply against other persons

Commencement of non-contact orders

12 Commencement of non-contact order

Duration, variation, and discharge of non-contact orders

13 Duration of final non-contact order

13A Variation of temporary non-contact order

14 Variation of final non-contact order

15 Discharge of non-contact order on application

15A Discharge of non-contact order by operation of law

Procedure after temporary non-contact order made

15B Offender may require hearing

15C Procedure where offender does not require hearing

15D Court may require hearing before order becomes final

15E Procedure where hearing required

Enforcement of non-contact orders

17 Copies of orders to be sent to Police

18 Offence to breach non-contact order

Miscellaneous matters

18A Admission of evidence

18B Vexatious proceedings

18C Explanation of orders


20 Rules of court

Sharing of information relating to criminal proceedings

21 Amendment to Criminal Procedure Act 2011

Sharing of information about non-contact orders

22 Amendment to Privacy Act 1993

Legislative history

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: