Arms Legislation Bill

37 Section 25 amended (Duration of firearms licence)

(1)

Replace section 25(1) with:

(1)

A firearms licence comes into force on the date specified in the licence and, unless revoked or surrendered earlier, expires 5 years from that date.

(1)

A firearms licence comes into force on the date specified in the licence and, unless revoked or surrendered earlier,

(a)

expires 5 years from that date in the case of

(i)

a licence issued to a person who has never previously held a firearms licence; or

(ii)

a licence issued to a person whose previous licence was revoked or surrendered; or

(iii)

a licence issued to a person who allowed their previous licence to expire without applying for a new licence prior to the expiry date:

(b)

expires 10 years from that date in any other case.

(2)

In section 25(2), delete “to New Zealand and intends to reside in New Zealand for 1 year or less”.