< Crimes (Coward Punch Causing Death) Amendment Bill

Crimes (Coward Punch Causing Death) Amendment Bill

About this bill

This bill creates a new offence that would allow for a specific "king-hit" or "coward's punch" type offence in response to a number of deaths where the individual killed was assaulted and died as a result of their injuries. Those convicted of the so-called "one punch" assaults will receive a maximum sentence of 20 years imprisonment.

Vote counts

57 ayes (supporters)
63 noes (opposers)
0 abstentions
0 absent

Vote outcome

Motion not agreed to; Motion not agreed to.

Member of Parliament responsible

Matt King


Yes: ACT New Zealand 1 vote

Yes: National Party 55 votes

Yes: Jami-Lee Ross Independent

No: Green Party 8 votes

No: Labour Party 46 votes

No: New Zealand First 9 votes

All data
Bill Crimes (Coward Punch Causing Death) Amendment Bill
Parliament 52
Vote date 17 June 2020
Reading 1
Success No
Reason A party vote was called for on the question, That the Crimes (Coward Punch Causing Death) Amendment Bill be now read a first time.
Outcome Motion not agreed to.
Vote type Party vote
Hansard status Final
Ayes 57
Noes 63
Abstentions 0
Absent 0

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