Radiocommunications Amendment Act 2012

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Radiocommunications Amendment Act 2012

Public Act2012 No 65
Date of assent30 August 2012
Commencementsee section 2

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title
  • This Act is the Radiocommunications 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 Modification or cancellation of spectrum licence by rightholder alone
  • (1) Section 57(1) is amended by omitting present to the Registrar for the purposes of registration and substituting send to the Registrar, by electronic or other means and for the purposes of registration,.

    (2) Section 57(2) is repealed.

    (3) Section 57 is amended by adding the following subsection:

    • (4) As soon as practicable after receiving a notice under subsection (1), the Registrar must ensure that the details specified in the notice are sent, by electronic or other means, to the manager who has the management rights in relation to the frequency band or frequency bands within which it is permitted to transmit under the spectrum licence.

5 Modification or cancellation of spectrum licence by manager alone
  • (1) Section 57A(1) is amended by omitting present to the Registrar for the purposes of registration and substituting send to the Registrar, by electronic or other means and for the purposes of registration,.

    (2) Section 57A(2) is repealed.

    (3) Section 57A is amended by adding the following subsection:

    • (4) As soon as practicable after receiving a notice under subsection (1), the Registrar must ensure that the details specified in the notice are sent, by electronic or other means, to the rightholder.

6 Recovery of fees
  • (1) Section 136(3)(b) is amended by omitting presenting to the Registrar for the purposes of registration and substituting sending to the Registrar, by electronic or other means and for the purposes of registration,.

    (2) Section 136(4) is repealed.

    (3) Section 136 is amended by adding the following subsection:

    • (6) As soon as practicable after receiving a notice under subsection (3)(b), the Registrar must ensure that the details specified in the notice are sent, by electronic or other means, to the rightholder.

7 Consequential amendment to regulations

Legislative history

22 August 2012Divided from Regulatory Reform Bill (Bill 269–2) by committee of the whole House as Bill 269–3H
23 August 2012Third reading
30 August 2012Royal assent

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment.