Social Security Amendment Act 2000

Social Security Amendment Act 2000

Public Act2000 No 81
Date of assent14 November 2000

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title
  • (1) This Act is the Social Security Amendment Act 2000.

    (2) In this Act, the Social Security Act 1964 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 Amendments consequential on Health and Disability Services Amendment Act 1998
  • (1) Section 3(1) of the principal Act is amended by inserting, after the definition of friendly society, the following definition:

    funder has the same meaning as in section 20 of the Health and Disability Services Act 1993.

    (2) Section 3(1) of the principal Act is amended by repealing the definition of purchaser.

    (3) Sections 61EA, 61G, 69C, 69E, 69F, 69FA, and 75 of the principal Act are amended by omitting the word purchaser wherever it appears, and substituting in each case the word funder.

    (4) Sections 61EA, 69C, and 75 of the principal Act are amended by omitting the word purchased wherever it appears, and substituting in each case the word funded.

    (5) Section 75(1) of the principal Act is amended by omitting the words maintained by a Hospital Board under the Hospitals Act 1957, and substituting the words operated by a hospital and health service within the meaning of the Health and Disability Services Act 1993.

4 Areas for accommodation supplement purposes may be altered by Order in Council
  • Section 61I(1) of the principal Act is amended by repealing paragraphs (a) and (b), and substituting the following paragraphs:

    • (a) by adding to any one of those definitions any standard urban area of New Zealand, or any zone within a standard urban area, (as those terms are from time to time defined by the Government Statistician) that is not already included in either of those definitions; or

    • (b) by omitting any standard urban area of New Zealand, or any zone within a standard urban area, from the definition of Area 2 and adding it to the definition of Area 1.

5 Exemption from obligations
  • (1) Section 105(1) of the principal Act is amended by omitting the word beneficiary, and substituting the word person.

    (2) Section 105(5) of the principal Act is amended by omitting the word beneficiary where it first appears, and substituting the word person.

    (3) Section 123D(a) of the principal Act is consequentially amended by omitting the word beneficiaries, and substituting the word persons.


Legislative history

9 November 2000Divided from the Statutes Amendment Bill (No 7) as reported from the Justice and Electoral Committee (Bill 334-A2), third reading