Parliamentary Service Act 2000

Part 1 Preliminary provisions

Interpretation

Heading: inserted, on 1 January 2011, by section 4 of the Parliamentary Service Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 138).

3 Interpretation

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,—

Bowen House lease or the lease means all agreements, authorities, and instruments under which, immediately before the commencement of this Act, the Parliamentary Service Commission held interests, licences, or rights in or in respect of—

(a)

the building known as Bowen House situated on the corner of Lambton Quay and Bowen Street in Wellington; or

(b)

any land adjoining that building

department has the same meaning as in section 2 of the State Sector Act 1988

Deputy Speaker means—

(a)

the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives; or

(b)

in relation to the period commencing immediately after the dissolution or expiry of a Parliament and ending with the first meeting of the House of Representatives after the general election, the person who held the office of Deputy Speaker at the time of the dissolution or expiry of the Parliament

election advertisement has the meaning given to it by section 3A of the Electoral Act 1993 (as inserted by section 5 of the Electoral (Finance Reform and Advance Voting) Amendment Act 2010)

electioneering means—

(a)

a communication of the kind described in section 3B(2)(a); and

(b)

an advertisement of the kind described in section 3B(2)(b); and

(c)

an advertisement of the kind described in section 3B(2)(c)

funding entitlements for parliamentary purposes has the meaning given to it by section 3B

General Manager means the General Manager of the Parliamentary Service

government initiated referendum means a binding or indicative referendum initiated by the Government

Leader of the House means the Leader of the House of Representatives

Parliamentary Corporation or Corporation means the body corporate established by section 27

parliamentary precincts means all of the following:

(a)

the land described in Schedule 3:

(b)

land and premises that are subject to the Bowen House lease:

(c)

any other land or premises added to the parliamentary precincts by a resolution of the House of Representatives under section 25

Parliamentary Service or Service means the Parliamentary Service continued by section 6

Parliamentary Service Commission or Commission means the Parliamentary Service Commission established by section 13

Public Service has the same meaning as in section 2 of the State Sector Act 1988

qualifying electoral candidate has the same meaning as in section 5 of the Members of Parliament (Remuneration and Services) Act 2013

recognised party means a political party for the time being recognised for parliamentary purposes under the Standing Orders of the House of Representatives

referendum advertisement means an advertisement in any medium that may reasonably be regarded as encouraging or persuading voters to vote, or not to vote, in a particular way in a government initiated referendum

regulated period, in relation to a general election, has the meaning given to it by section 3B(2) and (3) of the Electoral Act 1993 (as inserted by section 5 of the Electoral (Finance Reform and Advance Voting) Amendment Act 2010)

regulated period, in relation to a government initiated referendum, means the period (if any) specified in an enactment as being the regulated period for the referendum

Remuneration Authority has the same meaning as in section 5 of the Members of Parliament (Remuneration and Services) Act 2013

review committee means a committee that is for the time being established under section 20

Speaker means—

(a)

the Speaker of the House of Representatives; or

(b)

in relation to the period commencing immediately after the close of any polling day at a general election and ending with the first meeting of the House of Representatives after the general election, the person who held the office of Speaker of the House of Representatives on that day

support services includes the provision of accommodation.

Section 3 election advertisement: inserted, on 1 January 2011, by section 5 of the Parliamentary Service Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 138).

Section 3 electioneering: inserted, on 1 January 2011, by section 5 of the Parliamentary Service Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 138).

Section 3 funding entitlements for parliamentary purposes: inserted, on 1 January 2011, by section 5 of the Parliamentary Service Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 138).

Section 3 government initiated referendum: inserted, on 1 January 2011, by section 5 of the Parliamentary Service Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 138).

Section 3 qualifying electoral candidate: inserted, on 16 December 2013, by section 48 of the Members of Parliament (Remuneration and Services) Act 2013 (2013 No 93).

Section 3 referendum advertisement: inserted, on 1 January 2011, by section 5 of the Parliamentary Service Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 138).

Section 3 regulated period (in relation to a general election): inserted, on 1 January 2011, by section 5 of the Parliamentary Service Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 138).

Section 3 regulated period (in relation to a government initiated referendum): inserted, on 1 January 2011, by section 5 of the Parliamentary Service Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 138).

Section 3 Remuneration Authority: inserted, on 16 December 2013, by section 48 of the Members of Parliament (Remuneration and Services) Act 2013 (2013 No 93).