Biosecurity Amendment Act 2005

Biosecurity Amendment Act 2005

Public Act2005 No 91
Date of assent14 December 2005

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title
  • (1) This Act is the Biosecurity Amendment Act 2005.

    (2) In this Act, the Biosecurity Act 1993 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 Chief technical officers
  • Section 101 of the principal Act is amended by adding the following subsection:

    • (4) The chief executive (including the Director-General) may not delegate to any person the power to appoint chief technical officers.

4 Deputy chief technical officers
  • Section 102 of the principal Act is amended by adding the following subsection:

    • (3) The chief executive (including the Director-General) may not delegate to any person the power to appoint deputy chief technical officers.

5 Delegation to authorised persons
  • Section 105 of the principal Act is amended by repealing subsection (1), and substituting the following subsection:

    • (1) A principal officer or chief technical officer may delegate to any person any of his or her functions, powers, or duties under this Act, except for—

      • (a) this power of delegation; and

      • (b) the power to appoint inspectors and authorised persons.


Legislative history

8 December 2005Divided from Statutes Amendment Bill (No 5) (Bill 249-2), third reading