New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income Amendment Act 2012

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New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income Amendment Act 2012

Public Act2012 No 16
Date of assent24 February 2012
Commencementsee section 2

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1  Title
  • This Act is the New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income Amendment Act 2012.

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  Periods of absence that are not counted
  • Section 9 is amended by adding the following subsection:

    • (3) The reference in subsection (1)(d) to Volunteer Service Abroad Incorporated must for all purposes relating to the operation of subsection (1)(d) on or after its commencement on 12 October 2001, and despite any later changes to that body's name, be read as a reference to the body incorporated under the Incorporated Societies Act 1908 on 8 April 1963 as Volunteer Service Abroad Inc.

5  New section 79A inserted
  • The following section is inserted after section 79:

    79A References to Volunteer Service Abroad Incorporated
    • The references in the following provisions to Volunteer Service Abroad Incorporated must for all purposes relating to the operation of those provisions be read as references to the body incorporated under the Incorporated Societies Act 1908 on 8 April 1963 as Volunteer Service Abroad Inc:

      • (a) section 14(2)(e) of the Social Security Act 1964 (as inserted on 29 September 1969 by section 4 of the Social Security Amendment Act 1969, and repealed on 1 April 1990 by section 14(18) of the Social Welfare (Transitional Provisions) Act 1990):

      • (b) section 4(2)(d) of the Social Welfare (Transitional Provisions) Act 1990 (which commenced on 1 April 1990, and was repealed by section 77 of this Act on 12 October 2001).


Legislative history

16 February 2012Divided from Statutes Amendment Bill (No 2) (Bill 271–2) and third reading
24 February 2012Royal assent

Thus Act is administered by the Ministry of Social Development and the Treasury.