Electoral Finance Act 2007

  • repealed

Subpart 10Indexation of amounts

134 Amounts may be increased by Order in Council triennially
  • (1) The Governor-General may by Order in Council, in the manner provided in subsection (2), amend any of the following provisions by increasing the amounts specified in those provisions:

    • (a) section 63(3)(d) (which relates to the maximum expenses that can be incurred by a promoter described in that provision):

    • (b) section 76 (which relates to the maximum amount of a candidate's election expenses):

    • (c) section 98 (which relates to the maximum amount of a party's election expenses):

    • (d) section 118 (which relates to the maximum amount of a third party's election expenses).

    (2) An Order in Council made under this section may be made only once between one general election and the following general election, and—

    • (a) in the case of the first Order in Council, must come into force on 1 October 2010, and must reflect any percentage increase between the CPI for the quarter ending with 31 December 2007 and the CPI for the quarter ending with 30 June 2010, but—

      • (i) in the case of the amounts specified in section 63(3)(d), rounded up to the next whole hundred dollars; and

      • (ii) in the case of the other amounts, rounded up to the next whole thousand dollars:

    • (b) in the case of each subsequent Order in Council, must come into force on 1 October in the year before Parliament is due to expire, and must reflect any percentage increase between the CPI for the quarter ending with 30 June in the year in which the previous Order in Council was made under this section and the CPI for the quarter ending with 30 June in the year in which the new Order in Council is made, but—

      • (i) in the case of the amounts specified in section 63(3)(d), rounded up to the next whole hundred dollars; and

      • (ii) in the case of the other amounts, rounded up to the next whole thousand dollars.

    (3) Despite subsection (2), if an Order in Council is due to come into force on a 1 October that occurs during a regulated period (for example, if there is an early general election in the year before Parliament is due to expire) the Order in Council comes into force on the expiry of the regulated period.

    (4) In this section, CPI means the consumers price index-all groups published by Statistics New Zealand.