146 Duration of emergency

(1)

A declaration of biosecurity emergency ceases to have effect at the end of 4 months after it comes into force, unless subsection (2) or (5) applies.

(2)

Before a declaration ceases to have effect, it may be extended by—

(a)

another Proclamation under section 144; or

(b)

a resolution of the House of Representatives.

(3)

If a declaration is extended under subsection (2)(a), subsection (1) applies to it.

(4)

If a declaration is extended under subsection (2)(b), it is extended for the period stated in the resolution.

(5)

Before a declaration ceases to have effect, it may be revoked by—

(a)

another Proclamation under section 144; or

(b)

a resolution of the House of Representatives.

(6)

A resolution revoking a declaration has effect from the time of the resolution or a later time specified in the resolution.

(7)

An extension under subsection (2)(b) or a revocation under subsection (5)(b) must be published as provided in section 47 of the Legislation Act 2012.

Section 146: replaced, on 18 September 2012, by section 63 of the Biosecurity Law Reform Act 2012 (2012 No 73).

Section 146(7): replaced, on 1 February 2014, by section 77(3) of the Legislation Act 2012 (2012 No 119).