Electoral (Finance Reform and Advance Voting) Amendment Act 2010

Public Act
 
2010 No 137
Date of assent
 
20 December 2010
Commencement
 
see section 2
2 Commencement

This Act comes into force on 1 January 2011.

Part 2 Transitional provisions and consequential amendments to other enactments

35 Provision relating to donations and contributions received before 1 January 2011

For the avoidance of doubt,—

(a)

any provision in this Act that amends the principal Act in respect of the amount of a donation or contribution does not apply to any donation or contribution received before 1 January 2011; and

(b)

section 210(6A) of the principal Act (as inserted by section 27(7) of this Act) does not apply to any donation received before 1 January 2011.

36 Transitional elections

(1)

In this section, a transitional election is—

(a)

a general election in respect of which—

(i)

polling day is a date after the commencement day but before 31 March 2011; and

(ii)

the regulated period would, had this Act been in force, have commenced before the commencement day:

(b)

a by-election in respect of which the regulated period would, had this Act been in force, have commenced before the commencement day.

(2)

In the case of a transitional election, the provisions of the Electoral Act 1993 apply as if this Act had not been enacted.

(3)

In this section, commencement day means the day on which this Act comes into force.