Fire Service Amendment Act 2000

Fire Service Amendment Act 2000

Public Act2000 No 36
Date of assent25 September 2000

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title
  • (1) This Act is the Fire Service Amendment Act 2000.

    (2) In this Act, the Fire Service Act 1975 is called the principal Act.

2 Commencement
  • This Act comes into force on the day after the date on which it receives the Royal assent.

3 Members of Commission
  • (1) Section 6(1)(a) of the principal Act is amended by omitting the word Three, and substituting the expression 5.

    (2) Despite section 7 of the principal Act, with respect to the 2 members of the Fire Service Commission first appointed after the commencement of this Act,—

    • (a) the initial term of office for 1 member is 18 months; and

    • (b) the initial term of office for the other member is 2 years.

    (3) Section 6(1)(b), (3), (4), and (5) of the principal Act is repealed.

4 Meetings of Commission
  • Section 11(2) of the principal Act is amended by omitting the expression 2, and substituting the expression 3.

5 Consequential amendments
  • (1) Section 2 of the principal Act is amended by repealing the definition of appointed member.

    (2) Sections 6(2)(b) and (c), 8(1) and (2), and 10(1) of the principal Act are amended by omitting the word appointed wherever it occurs.

    (3) Sections 7, 8(3), and 9(1) of the principal Act are amended by omitting the words appointed member wherever they occur, and substituting in each case the word member.

    (4) Section 9(1) of the principal Act is amended by omitting the words appointed member's, and substituting the word member's.

    (5) Section 58B(2) of the principal Act is amended by omitting the words an appointed, and substituting the word a.

6 Consequential repeal
  • Section 9(2) of the principal Act is repealed.

7 Repeal of spent provisions
  • (1) Section 6(7) of the principal Act is repealed.

    (2) The proviso to section 7 of the principal Act is repealed.


Legislative history

29 May 2000Introduction (Bill 35-1)
13 June 2000First reading and referral to Government Administration Committee
27 July 2000Reported from Government Administration Committee
22 August 2000Second reading
19 September 2000Committee of the whole House (Bill 35-2)
21 September 2000Third reading