Ombudsmen Amendment Act 2003

Ombudsmen Amendment Act 2003

Public Act2003 No 91
Date of assent21 October 2003

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

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

    (2) In this Act, the Ombudsmen 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 House of Representatives may make rules for guidance of Ombudsmen
  • Section 15(1) and (2) of the principal Act is amended by omitting the words the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987, and substituting in each case the words under the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 or under the Protected Disclosures Act 2000.

4 Evidence
  • Section 19(5A) of the principal Act is amended by inserting, after the words the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987, the words or the Protected Disclosures Act 2000.

5 Proceedings privileged
  • (1) Section 26(1)(a) and (b) and (3) of the principal Act is amended by inserting, after the words the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987, the words or the Protected Disclosures Act 2000.

    (2) Section 26(4) of the principal Act is amended by inserting, after the words the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987,, the words or under the Protected Disclosures Act 2000,.

6 Annual report
  • Section 29 of the principal Act is amended by omitting the words or the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987, and substituting the words and the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 and the Protected Disclosures Act 2000.


Legislative history

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