Intelligence and Security Committee Act 1996

  • repealed
  • Intelligence and Security Committee Act 1996: repealed, on 28 September 2017, by section 242(3)(b) of the Intelligence and Security Act 2017 (2017 No 10).
2 Interpretation

(1)

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,—

chief executive,—

(a)

in relation to the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service, means the Director of Security holding office under the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act 1969:

(b)

in relation to the Government Communications Security Bureau, means the Director of that Bureau:

(c)

in relation to an agency that, by virtue of an Order in Council made under subsection (2), is an intelligence and security agency for the purposes of this Act, means the chief executive of that agency

Committee means the Intelligence and Security Committee established by section 5

intelligence and security agency means—

(a)

the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service:

(b)

the Government Communications Security Bureau:

(c)

any other agency declared by the Governor-General from time to time by Order in Council as an intelligence and security agency for the purposes of this Act

New Zealand Security Intelligence Service means the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service referred to in section 3 of the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act 1969

nominated member means a member of the Committee nominated in accordance with section 7(1)(c) or section 7(1)(d)

sensitive information has the meaning given to it by section 3

working day means any day of the week other than—

(a)

Saturday, Sunday, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Anzac Day, Labour Day, the Sovereign’s birthday, and Waitangi Day; and

(ab)

if Waitangi Day or Anzac Day falls on a Saturday or a Sunday, the following Monday; and

(b)

a day in the period commencing with 25 December in any year and ending with 15 January in the following year.

(2)

The Governor-General may from time to time by Order in Council declare any agency to be an intelligence and security agency for the purposes of this Act.

(3)

An Order in Council made under subsection (2) is a legislative instrument and a disallowable instrument for the purposes of the Legislation Act 2012 and must be presented to the House of Representatives under section 41 of that Act.

Section 2(1) working day paragraph (ab): inserted, on 1 January 2014, by section 8 of the Holidays (Full Recognition of Waitangi Day and ANZAC Day) Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 19).

Section 2(3): replaced, on 5 August 2013, by section 77(3) of the Legislation Act 2012 (2012 No 119).