208B Limit on maximum amount of donations protected from disclosure

(1)

The maximum amount that a party may be paid in donations made to the Electoral Commission for the benefit of that party during a specified period is 10% (excluding any interest paid under section 208E(2)) of the maximum amount of election expenses allowed under section 206C(1) to be incurred by a party that is listed in the part of the ballot paper that relates to the party vote and that has a candidate contesting every electoral district.

(2)

The maximum amount that a party may be paid in donations made to the Electoral Commission for the benefit of the party from the same donor during any specified period is 15% (excluding any interest paid under section 208E(2)) of the amount that may be paid to that party under subsection (1).

(3)

For the purposes of this section,—

(a)

a specified period is—

(i)

the period beginning on 9 November 2008 and ending with the close of the day before polling day for the next general election after that date; and

(ii)

any subsequent period between polling day for one general election and polling day for the following general election:

(b)

to avoid doubt, if there is a change in the name of a donor or party, the donor or party must be treated as the same donor or party (as the case may be) as the donor or party was prior to the change of name.

Compare: 2007 No 111 s 39

Section 208B: inserted, on 1 March 2009, by section 6 of the Electoral Amendment Act 2009 (2009 No 1).

Section 208B(1): amended, on 17 August 2011, by section 24 of the Electoral (Administration) Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 57).