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

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

(1)

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

(2)

After section 22(3), insert:

(3A)

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.

(3)

After section 22(4), insert:

(5)

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.

(6)

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

(a)

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

(b)

any person whom the Commissioner recognises as being—

(i)

a Māori warden; or

(ii)

a nominated representative of an iwi organisation; or

(iii)

a Pasifika warden; or

(iv)

a community patroller.

(7)

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