Incorporated Societies Amendment Act 1953

as at 1 July 2013

Incorporated Societies Amendment Act 1953

Public Act1953 No 80
Date of assent26 November 1953


Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this eprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this eprint, together with other explanatory material about this eprint.

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Justice.

1 Short Title and commencement
  • (1) This Act may be cited as the Incorporated Societies Amendment Act 1953, and shall be read together with and deemed part of the Incorporated Societies Act 1908 (hereinafter referred to as the principal Act).

    (2) Except as provided in section 4, this Act shall come into force on the 1st day of April 1954.

2 Fees to be prescribed by regulations
3 Penalty for improper use of word Incorporated
  • If any society, not being a society incorporated under the principal Act, operates under any name or title of which the word Incorporated, or any contraction or imitation of that word, is the last word, every member of the society shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $2 for every day upon which that name or title has been used.

    Section 3: amended, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).

    Section 3 was amended, as from 10 July 1967, by section 7 Decimal Currency Act 1964 (1964 No 27) by substituting the expression $2 for the words one pound.

4 Society may make regulations or bylaws
  • (1) In addition to the matters specified in section 6 of the principal Act, the rules of any society may make provision for the making, amendment, or rescission of regulations or bylaws, not inconsistent with the principal Act or with the rules of the society, for such purposes as may be specified in that behalf in the rules.

    (2) The making, amendment, or rescission of any regulations or bylaws pursuant to any rules in accordance with this section shall not be deemed to be an alteration of the rules within the meaning of section 21 of the principal Act.

    (3) This section shall be deemed to have come into force on the date of the commencement of the principal Act.

    Subsection (1) was amended, as from 27 October 1965, by section 3 Incorporated Societies Amendment Act 1965 (1965 No 88) by substituting the words for the making, amendment, or rescission of for the words empowering the society from time to time, by resolution in general meeting, to make, amend, or rescind.


  • 1General

  • 2About this eprint

  • 3List of amendments incorporated in this eprint (most recent first)

1 General
  • This is an eprint of the Incorporated Societies Amendment Act 1953. The eprint incorporates all the amendments to the Act as at 1 July 2013. The list of amendments at the end of these notes specifies all the amendments incorporated into this eprint since 3 September 2007.

    Relevant provisions of any amending enactments that contain transitional, savings, or application provisions that cannot be compiled in the eprint are also included, after the principal enactment, in chronological order.

2 About this eprint
3 List of amendments incorporated in this eprint (most recent first)