Ministry of Energy (Abolition) Amendment Act 2006

Ministry of Energy (Abolition) Amendment Act 2006

Public Act2006 No 73
Date of assent4 December 2006

Note

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Economic Development.


The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title
  • This Act is the Ministry of Energy (Abolition) Amendment Act 2006.

2 Commencement
  • This Act comes into force on the day after the date on which it receives the Royal assent.

3 Principal Act amended
4 New section 14 substituted
  • Section 14 is repealed and the following section substituted:

    14 Purpose of levies
    • (1) Levies recovered under this Part, except levies recovered under section 24, must be applied only for the purposes of meeting the reasonable costs and expenses of—

      • (a) the inspection, monitoring, and related services to which they relate and matters incidental to those services, being—

        • (i) services carried out by the Ministry under any Act or related arbitration services; or

        • (ii) services carried out by the Department of Building and Housing under any Act or related arbitration services; or

        • (iii) services carried out by the Department of Labour under any Act or related arbitration services; and

      • (b) the dissemination of information concerning safety in relation to the industries to which the levies relate by the Ministry or by the Department of Labour; and

      • (c) the dissemination by the Ministry of information to assist consumers to choose, and alternate, between competing electricity retailers (as defined in section 2(1) of the Electricity Act 1992); and

      • (d) the recovery of those levies.

      (2) Levies recovered under section 24 must be applied only for the purposes of meeting the reasonable costs and expenses of—

      • (a) the inspection, monitoring, and related services to which they relate and matters incidental to those services, being services carried out by the Ministry under any Act or related arbitration services; and

      • (b) the dissemination of information concerning safety in relation to the industries to which the levies relate by the Ministry; and

      • (c) the recovery of those levies.


Legislative history

21 November 2006Divided from Energy Safety Review Bill (Bill 269-2) as Bill 269-3E
23 November 2006Third reading