266A Expenditure limits to be adjusted each year by Order in Council

(1)

The Governor-General must, by Order in Council made on the recommendation of the Minister, in the manner provided in subsections (2) to (6), adjust the amounts specified in the following provisions:

(a)

section 204B(1)(d) (which relates to the maximum amount of advertising expenses that may be incurred by an unregistered promoter):

(b)

section 205C (which relates to the maximum amount of a candidate’s election expenses):

(c)

section 206C (which relates to the maximum amount of a party’s election expenses):

(d)

section 206V (which relates to the maximum amount of a registered promoter’s election expenses).

(2)

The first Order in Council must—

(a)

come into force on 1 July 2011; and

(b)

adjust the amount referred to in section 206C(1)(a) to reflect the movement between the CPI for the quarter ending 30 September 2010 and the CPI for the quarter ending 31 March 2011.

(3)

Every subsequent Order in Council must—

(a)

come into force on every following 1 July; and

(b)

adjust the amounts referred to in subsection (1) to reflect the movement between the CPI for the quarter ending 31 March of the previous year and the CPI for the quarter ending 31 March of the current year.

(4)

If after adjustment in accordance with subsection (3)(b) any of the amounts specified in the following sections is not a whole number of hundred dollars, the adjusted amount must be rounded up to the next whole hundred dollars:

(5)

If after adjustment in accordance with subsection (2)(b) or (3)(b) the amount specified in section 206C(1)(a) or 206V is not a whole number of thousand dollars, the adjusted amount must be rounded up to the next whole thousand dollars.

(6)

If an adjusted amount has been rounded up in accordance with subsection (4) or (5), the adjustment to that amount made the following year must be based on the adjusted amount as it was before it was rounded up.

(6A)

If in any year a regulated period for a general election or a by-election commences before 1 July and ends on or after that date,—

(a)

the adjustments to the amounts referred to in subsection (1) made by the Order in Council that commences on 1 July of that year do not apply in respect of that election or by-election; and

(b)

the adjustments to the amounts referred to in subsection (1) made by the Order in Council of the previous year apply to that election or by-election.

(7)

In this section CPI means the Consumers Price Index All Groups published by Statistics New Zealand.

Compare: 2007 No 111 s 134

Section 266A: inserted, on 1 January 2011, by section 34 of the Electoral (Finance Reform and Advance Voting) Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 137).

Section 266A(6A): inserted, on 25 March 2014, by section 43 of the Electoral Amendment Act 2014 (2014 No 8).