Disputes Tribunals Amendment Act 2009

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Disputes Tribunals Amendment Act 2009

Public Act2009 No 22
Date of assent27 July 2009
Commencementsee section 2

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title
  • This Act is the Disputes Tribunals Amendment Act 2009.

2 Commencement
  • This Act comes into force on 1 August 2009.

3 Principal Act amended

Part 1
Amendments to principal Act

4 Jurisdiction of Tribunals
  • Section 10(1A) and (3) are amended by omitting $7,500 and substituting in each case $15,000.

5 Extension of jurisdiction by agreement between the parties
  • Section 13(2) is amended by omitting $12,000 and substituting $20,000.

6 Abandonment to bring claim within jurisdiction
  • Section 14 is amended by omitting $7,500 and substituting $15,000.

7 Orders of Tribunal
  • (1) Section 19(5), (6), and (7) are amended by omitting $7,500 in each place where it appears and substituting in each case $15,000.

    (2) Section 19(7) is amended by omitting $12,000 and substituting $20,000.

Part 2
Consequential amendments

8 Consequential amendments
  • The enactments listed in the Schedule are amended in the manner set out in that schedule.


Schedule 
Consequential amendments

s 8

Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 (1993 No 91)

Section 47(4), (5), and (6): omit $7,500 in each place where it appears and substitute in each case $15,000.

Section 47(6): omit $12,000 and substitute $20,000.

Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act 2003 (2003 No 52)

Section 87(1), (2), (3), and (5): omit $7,500 in each place where it appears and substitute in each case $15,000.

Section 87(5): omit $12,000 and substitute $20,000.

Section 143(1): omit (as in force immediately before the commencement of this section).

Section 143: insert after subsection (2):

  • (2A) The references in subsection (1) to the Credit Contracts Act 1981 and the Hire Purchase Act 1971 are references to those Acts as in force immediately before the commencement of this section, except that references in section 45A of the Credit Contracts Act 1981 and section 47A of the Hire Purchase Act 1971 to $7,500 and $12,000 must be treated as references to $15,000 and $20,000 respectively.

Fair Trading Act 1986 (1986 No 121)

Section 43(4) and (4A): omit $7,500 in each place where it appears and substitute in each case $15,000.

Section 43(4A): omit $12,000 and substitute $20,000.

Fencing Act 1978 (1978 No 50)

Section 24A(2) and (3): omit $7,500 in each place where it appears and substitute in each case $15,000.

Section 24A(3): omit $12,000 and substitute $20,000.

Minors' Contracts Act 1969 (1969 No 41)

Section 14A: omit $7,500 in each place where it appears and substitute in each case $15,000.

Section 14A(3): omit $12,000 and substitute $20,000.

Retirement Villages Act 2003 (2003 No 112)

Section 83(2) and (3): omit $7,500 in each place where it appears and substitute in each case $15,000.

Section 83(3): omit $12,000 and substitute $20,000.


Legislative history

24 March 2009Introduction (Bill 22–1)
1 April 2009First reading and referral to Justice and Electoral Committee
29 May 2009Reported from Justice and Electoral Committee
21 July 2009Second reading
22 July 2009Reported from committee of the whole House
23 July 2009Third reading
27 July 2009Royal assent

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Justice.