Land Drainage Amendment Act 1923

Land Drainage Amendment Act 1923

Public Act1923 No 42
Date of assent29 August 1923

Note

This Act is administered in the Department of Internal Affairs.


An Act to amend the Land Drainage Act 1908

1 Short Title
  • This Act may be cited as the Land Drainage Amendment Act 1923, and shall be read together with and deemed part of the Land Drainage Act 1908 (hereinafter referred to as the principal Act).

2 Defaulting ratepayers not to sign petitions
  • (1) No person shall be competent to sign a petition under the principal Act whilst any rates then due by him to the Board of the district or to any other local authority in respect of the area to which the petition relates are unpaid and have remained unpaid for a period of not less than one year.

    (2) For the purpose of ascertaining whether any petition has been signed as aforesaid by the required proportion of ratepayers the total number of ratepayers in the area affected by the petition, calculated in accordance with the next succeeding section, shall be deemed to be the number on the ratepayers roll in respect of land within the area affected, less the number whose rates are unpaid, in whole or in part, at the date on which the petition is purported to have been signed and have on that date been unpaid for a period of not less than one year.

    (3) Every such petition shall be accompanied by a statutory declaration by the Returning Officer to the Board or by the Clerk to the local authority concerned, as the case may require, to the effect that the persons signing the petition are qualified to sign, and that the petition has been signed by the required proportion of ratepayers.

3
  • [Repealed]

    Section 3 was repealed, as from 1 April 1974, by section 9(2) Counties Amendment Act 1974 (1974 No 8).