Reprint of Statutes Act 1931

Reprint
as at 5 August 2013

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Reprint of Statutes Act 1931

Public Act1931 No 13
Date of assent31 August 1931
Commencement31 August 1931

Note

Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

This Act is administered by the Parliamentary Counsel Office.


An Act to make provision in relation to the publication of an annotated reprint of the Public Acts of New Zealand under the title of The Public Acts of New Zealand (Reprint), and to empower the courts to take judicial notice of such reprint

  • Preamble

    Whereas arrangements have been made for the publication in the year 1932 of an annotated reprint of the Public Acts of New Zealand, with amendments incorporated, under the title of The Public Acts of New Zealand (Reprint):

    And whereas it is desirable that all courts and persons acting judicially should be empowered and directed to take judicial notice of the said reprint.

1 Short Title
  • This Act may be cited as the Reprint of Statutes Act 1931.

2 Interpretation
  • In this Act—

    New Zealand Editorial Board means the Board appointed by the Government for the purposes of the reprint

    reprint means the annotated reprint of the Public Acts of New Zealand, with amendments incorporated, proposed to be published in the year 1932 under the title of The Public Acts of New Zealand (Reprint).

3 Certificate of Attorney-General to be incorporated in reprint
  • (1) On being satisfied, after receipt of a report from the New Zealand Editorial Board, that the reprint correctly expresses and sets forth the law enacted in the several Public Acts contained in the reprint, the Attorney-General shall sign a certificate in the form in the Schedule, or to the effect thereof.

    (2) A copy of the certificate of the Attorney-General shall be printed with and incorporated in the reprint, and such certificate shall in relation to any enactment contained in the reprint be proof until the contrary is proved, either by the production of the official volume of statutes in which such enactment was originally contained or otherwise, that the reprint correctly expresses and sets forth the law enacted by that enactment and the amendments thereof, if any, as the same is in force at the date of the certificate.

4 Judicial notice to be taken of reprint
  • All courts and persons acting judicially must take judicial notice of the reprint, and all copies of the reprint printed or published under the authority of the New Zealand Government must be treated as being correct copies of the enactments reprinted and as having been so printed or published, unless the contrary is shown.

    Section 4: replaced, on 5 August 2013, by section 77(3) of the Legislation Act 2012 (2012 No 119).


Schedule
Form of certificate to be given by the Attorney-General for the purposes of the Reprint of Statutes Act 1931

I, [name], His Majesty's Attorney-General in the Dominion of New Zealand, do hereby certify that the reprint of the Public Acts, with amendments incorporated, as contained in the publication to be published under the title of The Public Acts of New Zealand (Reprint), correctly sets forth the law enacted by the several enactments contained therein, as at the date of this certificate.

Given under my hand at Wellington this [day] of [month] 1932.

Attorney-General.


Reprints notes
1 General
  • This is a reprint of the Reprint of Statutes Act 1931 that incorporates all the amendments to that Act as at the date of the last amendment to it.

2 Legal status
  • Reprints are presumed to correctly state, as at the date of the reprint, the law enacted by the principal enactment and by any amendments to that enactment. Section 18 of the Legislation Act 2012 provides that this reprint, published in electronic form, will have the status of an official version once issued by the Chief Parliamentary Counsel under section 17(1) of that Act.

3 Editorial and format changes
4 Amendments incorporated in this reprint