372 Consultation before regulation

(1)

This section applies to regulations proposed to be made under sections 17, 21, 86, 114, 116, 172, 219, 301, 313 to 316, 327, 360, 367, 368, 370, 370A, and 371.

(2)

Before making regulations under those sections, the Minister must consult, or be satisfied that the Secretary has consulted, in accordance with subsections (3) and (4).

(3)

The Minister or the Secretary must consult with the persons or organisations that appear to the Minister or the Secretary to be representative of the interests of persons likely to be substantially affected by the relevant regulations.

(4)

The process for consultation should, to the extent practicable in the circumstances, include—

(a)

giving adequate and appropriate notice of the intention to make the regulations; and

(b)

giving a reasonable opportunity for interested persons to make submissions; and

(c)

adequate and appropriate consideration of submissions.

(5)

A failure to comply with this section does not affect the validity of regulations made.

Section 372(1): amended, on 3 March 2015, by section 124(a) of the Gambling Amendment Act 2015 (2015 No 3).

Section 372(1): amended, on 3 March 2015, by section 124(b) of the Gambling Amendment Act 2015 (2015 No 3).