Electoral (Finance Reform and Advance Voting) Amendment Act 2010

Electoral (Finance Reform and Advance Voting) Amendment Act 2010

Public Act2010 No 137
Date of assent20 December 2010
Commencementsee section 2

Contents

1 Title

2 Commencement

Part 1
Amendments to principal Act

3 Principal Act amended

4 Interpretation

5 New sections 3A to 3F and heading inserted

Extraterritorial application

6 Special voters

7 New Part 6AA inserted

Interpretation provisions

8 New heading and sections 205 to 205EA substituted

9 Offence to pay election expenses in excess of prescribed maximum

10 Periods for claiming and paying candidate's election expenses

11 Duty of Electoral Commission

12 New heading and sections 206 to 206CC substituted

13 Offence to pay election expenses in excess of prescribed maximum

14 Duty of Electoral Commission

15 New subpart 2A inserted

16 Interpretation

17 Donations to be transmitted to candidate or party secretary

18 Contributors to be identified

19 Disclosure of identity of donor

20 Anonymous donation may not exceed $1,000

21 Overseas donation may not exceed $1,000

22 New section 207LA inserted

23 New section 207O substituted

24 Section 207P repealed

25 Method of making donation protected from disclosure

26 Return of candidate donations

27 Annual return of party donations

28 Return of party donation received from same donor exceeding $20,000

29 Offences relating to return of party donations

30 Section 221 repealed

31 Electoral advertisements

32 Punishment for corrupt or illegal practice

33 Time limit for prosecutions

34 New section 266A inserted

Part 2
Transitional provisions and consequential amendments to other enactments

35 Provision relating to donations and contributions received before 1 January 2011

36 Transitional elections

Amendments to Citizens Initiated Referenda Act 1993

37 Amendments to Citizens Initiated Referenda Act 1993

38 Application of Electoral Act 1993 to indicative referendum not conducted by postal voting

39 Application of Electoral Act 1993 to indicative referendum conducted by postal voting

Amendment to Privacy Act 1993

40 Amendment to Privacy Act 1993

Amendment to Summary Proceedings Act 1957

41 Amendment to Summary Proceedings Act 1957

Amendments to Electoral Regulations 1996

42 Amendments to Electoral Regulations 1996

Amendment to Electoral (Advertisements of a Specified Kind) Regulations 2005

43 Amendment to Electoral (Advertisements of a Specified Kind) Regulations 2005

Legislative history


The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: