Interpretation Act 1999

10 Time of commencement of legislation
  • (1) An enactment comes into force at the beginning of the day on which the enactment comes into force.

    (2) If an enactment is expressed to take effect from a particular day, the enactment takes effect at the beginning of the next day.

    (3) An Order in Council may appoint a day for an enactment to come into force that is the same day as the day on which the Order in Council is made, in which case the enactment comes into force at the beginning of that day.

    Compare: 1924 No 11 s 10; 1986 No 115 s 6