COVID-19 Public Health Response Amendment Bill (No 2)

  • enacted
12 Section 22 amended (Power to close roads and public places and stop vehicles)


In section 22(2), replace “authority” with “supervision”.


After section 22(3), insert:


For the purpose of enforcing or monitoring compliance with a COVID-19 order that restricts movement by persons with or without vehicles, a constable may stop a vehicle persons and vehicles at any road block or checkpoint established for that purpose.


After section 22(4), insert:


An enforcement officer may also stop a vehicle persons and vehicles for the purpose stated in subsection (3A) if acting under the supervision of a constable.


For the purpose of subsection (5) only, enforcement officer means a person authorised in accordance with section 18 who is—


a member of the Armed Forces (as defined in section 2(1) of the Defence Act 1990):


any person whom the Commissioner recognises as being—


a Māori warden; or


a nominated representative of an iwi organisation; or


a Pasifika warden; or


a community patroller.


Section 18 applies with any necessary modifications for the purpose of subsection (6).