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Evidence Amendment Bill – call for submissions

Evidence Amendment Bill – call for submissions

The committee chairperson is calling for public submissions on the Evidence Amendment Bill. The bill, currently before the Justice and Electoral Committee, proposes to make a number of minor and technical amendments recommended by the Law Commission, following its 2013 review of the Evidence Act 2006. It also makes changes to the Act relating to child witnesses and access to video record evidence, to improve the court process for vulnerable witnesses

The closing date for submissions is Thursday, 13 August 2015.

The bill can be viewed online at www.legislation.govt.nz or purchased at any Bennetts Government Bookshop. Wellington residents can contact the bookshop by emailing gbs@bennetts.co.nz.

Submissions should be forwarded by the due date, either online using our website (www.parliament.nz) or in writing to the address below. If a submitter wishes to appear before the committee, they need to state this clearly and provide a name, daytime phone number and email address. Submissions generally become public and are published on our website. For further guidance on making a submission, read our publication Making a submission to a Parliamentary Select Committee on our website or contact us at
04 817 9520.

Address for correspondence: Justice and Electoral Committee, Parliament Buildings, WELLINGTON 6160.

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