Maritime Powers Bill

Public submissions for this bill close on Sunday 15 August 2021.

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About this bill

This bill provides powers to enforcement officers to respond to a range of criminal offending in international waters including offences that take place on board a New Zealand-flagged vessel in international waters, offences that take place on board a foreign-flagged vessel or stateless vessel in international waters for which New Zealand has extraterritorial jurisdiction, and situations where an alleged offender or evidence of criminal offending is located on a New Zealand, foreign, or stateless vessel in international waters.

Current status

Passed first reading 06 July 2021, now with the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee (currently before committee).
Submissions due 15 August 2021

Member of Parliament responsible
Bill type

Government bill



All data
Bill type Government bill
Parliament 53
Ref 48-1
Introduced 23 June 2021
First reading 6 July 2021
Select Committee Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee
Public submissions due 15 August 2021
Divided No

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