Gas Amendment Act 2003

Gas Amendment Act 2003

Public Act2003 No 74
Date of assent21 October 2003

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title
  • (1) This Act is the Gas Amendment Act 2003.

    (2) In this Act, the Gas Act 1992 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 Interpretation
  • Section 2(1) of the principal Act is amended by omitting from paragraph (b) of the definition of gas operator the words by the Governor-General by Order in Council.

4 New section 5 substituted
  • The principal Act is amended by repealing section 5, and substituting the following section:

    5 Declaration of person as gas operator
    • (1) The Minister may, by notice in the Gazette, declare a person to be a gas operator for the purposes of this Act or any provision or provisions of this Act if the Minister is satisfied that a declaration is necessary to enable the person to start or carry on a business as a gas distributor.

      (2) The Minister must, as soon as reasonably practicable, by notice in the Gazette, declare that a person ceases to be a gas operator on a date stated in the notice if the Minister is satisfied that the person no longer carries on a business as a gas distributor.


Legislative history

16 October 2003Divided from Statutes Amendment Bill (No 3), third reading