Electoral Amendment Act (No 2) 1996

Electoral Amendment Act (No 2) 1996

Public Act1996 No 54
Date of assent1 July 1996

An Act to amend the Electoral Act 1993

BE IT ENACTED by the Parliament of New Zealand as follows:

1 Short Title and commencement
  • (1) This Act may be cited as the Electoral Amendment Act (No 2) 1996, and shall be read together with and deemed part of the Electoral Act 1993 (hereinafter referred to as the principal Act).

    (2) This Act shall come into force on the day on which this Act receives the Royal assent.

2 Functions
  • This section inserted s 5(ba) of the principal Act.

3 Membership
  • This section inserted s 8(4) of the principal Act.

4 Term of office
  • (1) This subsection inserted s 10(1A) of the principal Act.

    (2) This subsection amended s 10(3) of the principal Act.

5 Vacation of office
  • This section inserted s 11(3A) of the principal Act.

6 Maximum amount of parties' election expenses
  • This section inserted s 214B(4) and (5) of the principal Act.

7 Electoral petitions to Court of Appeal
  • This section amended s 258 of the principal Act.

8 Provisions applied
  • This section amended s 261 of the principal Act.

9 Meetings of Commission
  • This section inserted clause 2A of Schedule 1 to the principal Act.

10 Transitional provision in relation to membership of Electoral Commission
  • Every person who holds office as a member of the Broadcasting Standards Authority under section 26(3)(b) of the Broadcasting Act 1989 immediately before the commencement of this section, shall be deemed, as from the commencement of this section, to have vacated office as a member of the Broadcasting Standards Authority and to have been appointed as a member of the Electoral Commission under section 8(4)(b) of the principal Act (as added by section 3 of this Act) for a term beginning with the commencement of this section and ending with the close of the 11th day of December 1996.