Plumbers, Gasfitters, and Drainlayers Amendment Act 2013

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Plumbers, Gasfitters, and Drainlayers Amendment Act 2013

Public Act2013 No 73
Date of assent13 September 2013
Commencementsee section 2

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title
  • This Act is the Plumbers, Gasfitters, and Drainlayers Amendment Act 2013.

2 Commencement
  • This Act comes into force on the day after the date on which it receives the Royal assent.

3 Principal Act

Part 1
Extension of purposes for which Board may impose levy

4 Section 143 amended (Disciplinary levy)
  • (1) In the heading to section 143, after Disciplinary, insert and prosecution.

    (2) Replace section 143(1) with:

    • (1) The Board may, by notice in the Gazette, impose on every registered person a disciplinary and prosecution levy of any amount it thinks fit for the purpose of funding the costs arising out of—

      • (a) investigations into allegations or complaints against registered persons; and

      • (b) proceedings concerning discipline under Part 3; and

      • (c) investigations into, and prosecutions against persons for, the breach of any Act or regulation relating to sanitary plumbing, gasfitting, or drainlaying.

Part 2
Validation of disciplinary levy and offences fee

5 New sections 171A and 171B inserted
  • After section 171, insert:

    171A Validation of disciplinary levy
    • (1) A disciplinary levy payable during the period beginning on 1 April 2007 and ending on the close of 11 January 2012 is and always has been validly imposed by the Board.

      (2) Money received by the Board in payment of a disciplinary levy validated by subsection (1) is and always has been lawfully collected and applied.

      (3) In this section, disciplinary levy payable means a disciplinary levy payable or purportedly payable in accordance with the following:

      • (a) Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board (Fees) Amendment Notice 2007 (Gazette 2007, p 414):

      • (b) Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board (Fees) Amendment Notice (No 2) 2007 (Gazette 2007, p 575) as amended by the Corrigendum to the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board (Fees) Amendment Notice (No 2) 2007 (Gazette 2007, p 721):

      • (c) Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board (Fees) Amendment Notice (No 3) 2007 (Gazette 2007, p 3635):

      • (d) Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board (Fees) Notice 2010 (Gazette 2010, p 936) as amended by the Amendment to the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board (Fees) Notice 2010 (Gazette 2010, p 1675):

      • (e) Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board (Fees) Notice 2010 (Gazette 2010, p 2140) as amended by the Amendment to the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board (Fees) Notice 2010 (Gazette 2010, p 2213) and republished as the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board (Fees) Notice 2010 (Gazette 2010, p 3604).

    171B Validation of offences fee
    • (1) An offences fee payable on and from 12 January 2012 is and always has been validly prescribed by the Board.

      (2) The Board must not amend an offences fee validated by subsection (1), but may revoke it.

      (3) Money received by the Board in payment of an offences fee validated by subsection (1) is and always has been lawfully collected and applied.

      (4) In this section, offences fee payable means an offences fee payable or purportedly payable in accordance with the following:

      • (a) Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board (Fees) Notice 2010 (Gazette 2010, p 3604) as amended by the Amendment to the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board (Fees) Notice 2010 (Gazette 2011, p 5677):

      • (b) Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers (Fees and Disciplinary Levy) Notice 2013 (Gazette 2012, p 4495).


Legislative history

11 March 2013Introduction (Bill 101–1)
14 March 2013First reading and referral to Government Administration Committee
4 April 2013Report of Government Administration Committee (Bill 101–2)
16 April 2013Second reading
2 July 2013Committee of the whole House
5 September 2013Third reading
13 September 2013Royal assent

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