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District Court (Protection of Judgment Debtors with Disabilities) Amendment Bill

Published date: 30 Jul 2020

Public submissions are now being called for District Court (Protection of Judgment Debtors with Disabilities) Amendment Bill District Court (Protection of Judgment Debtors with Disabilities) Amendment Bill

The closing date for submissions will be determined by a later date

Have you say on the District Court (Protection of Judgment Debtors with Disabilities) Amendment Bill

This bill would amend the District Court Act 2016 to prohibit the seizure of goods of a judgment debtor (a person who has been found to owe a debt) with a disability, where the item proposed to be seized is necessary for the judgment debtor's care, support, or independence.

At present the District Court Act requires good judgment to be exercised by bailiffs to act fairly and reasonably. This does no prohibit bailiffs seizing property that enables independence , such as mobility vehicles.

The bill is available online from the 'Related links' panel.

What do you need to know?

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If you have any questions about your submission or the submission process please contact the Committee Staff through the contact details provided on this page.

Submissions are now being accepted