Policing Act 2008

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Policing Act 2008
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New Zealand Parliament
The purpose of this Act is to provide for policing services in New Zealand, and to state the functions and provide for the governance and administration of the New Zealand Police.
Date of Royal Assent16 September 2008
Date commenced(1) Section 130(2) comes into force on the commencement of the Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Amendment Act 2008.
(2) The rest of this Act comes into force on 1 October 2008.
Status: Current legislation

The Policing Act 2008 state the functions and provide for the governance and administration of the New Zealand Police. It replaced the Police Act 1958.

The Police Act 1958 was extensively reviewed starting in 2006, after a two and a half year consultative process the Policing Act 2008 came into effect on 1 October 2008.[1] The process included the world's first use of a wiki to allow the public to contribute wording for the new Policing Act. The wiki was open for less than two weeks, but drew international attention.[2] In reaction to the wiki, the Parliamentary Counsel Office voiced concern over "a serious shortcoming of the wiki approach...if used too early in the process it risks constraining public consultation on policy options within the necessarily constricted and precise format required by legislation...secondly, contributors cannot be expected to know and work within the legal, procedural, and policy constraints that apply when the Parliamentary Counsel Office draft Bills"[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Policing Act 2008 No 72, Public Act - Commencement". Parliamentary Counsel Office. Retrieved 2008-10-02.
  2. ^ "NZ police let public write laws". BBC News. 26 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-04.
  3. ^ Parliamentary Counsel Office

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