Part 2 Law relating to publishing, reprinting, and revising legislation

Subpart 1—Publishing legislation

Responsibilities and requirements

6 Chief Parliamentary Counsel to arrange publication

(1)

The Chief Parliamentary Counsel must arrange for the publication of—

(a)

copies of every Act enacted by Parliament after the commencement of this section; and

(b)

copies of all legislative instruments made after the commencement of this section; and

(c)

any reprints of Acts and legislative instruments, and any reprints of regulations made before the commencement of this section, issued by him or her in addition to reprints to which subsection (5) applies; and

(d)

reprints of Imperial enactments and Imperial subordinate legislation.

(2)

A copy of every Act must be published in electronic form as soon as practicable after the Act is enacted.

(3)

A copy of every legislative instrument must be published in electronic form as soon as practicable after the instrument is made.

(4)

The Governor-General may, by Order in Council,—

(a)

authorise or direct the Chief Parliamentary Counsel to arrange for the publication in printed form of any legislation or class of legislation specified in the order; and

(b)

specify conditions to which the authorisation or direction is subject.

(5)

When an Act or a legislative instrument is amended after the commencement of this section, the Chief Parliamentary Counsel—

(a)

must arrange for a reprint of the Act or legislative instrument to be published in electronic form so that an up-to-date version of the legislation is available in accordance with section 9 as soon as practicable; and

(b)

may also arrange for the reprint to be published in printed form.

(6)

All copies and reprints of legislation published under this section must include a statement that they are published under the authority of the New Zealand Government.

(7)

The Chief Parliamentary Counsel performs functions under this section subject to any directions given by the Attorney-General.

(8)

An Order in Council made under subsection (4) is a legislative instrument and a disallowable instrument for the purposes of this Act and must be presented to the House of Representatives under section 41.

Compare: 1989 No 142 s 4