Procedure for making bylaws

155 Determination whether bylaw made under this Act is appropriate

(1AA)

This section applies to a bylaw only if it is made under this Act or the Maritime Transport Act 1994.

(1)

A local authority must, before commencing the process for making a bylaw, determine whether a bylaw is the most appropriate way of addressing the perceived problem.

(2)

If a local authority has determined that a bylaw is the most appropriate way of addressing the perceived problem, it must, before making the bylaw, determine whether the proposed bylaw—

(a)

is the most appropriate form of bylaw; and

(b)

gives rise to any implications under the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990.

(3)

No bylaw may be made which is inconsistent with the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990, notwithstanding section 4 of that Act.

Section 155 heading: amended, on 28 June 2006, by section 16(1) of the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Act 2006 (2006 No 26).

Section 155(1AA): inserted, on 28 June 2006, by section 16(2) of the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Act 2006 (2006 No 26).

Section 155(1AA): amended, on 23 October 2013, by section 90 of the Maritime Transport Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 84).