Members of Parliament (Remuneration and Services) Act 2013

Reprint as at 1 March 2017

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Members of Parliament (Remuneration and Services) Act 2013

Public Act
 
2013 No 93
Date of assent
 
18 November 2013
Commencement
 
see section 2
Note

Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

This Act is administered by the Parliamentary Service and Department of Internal Affairs.

Contents

1Title
2Commencement
3Purposes
4Overview of this Act
5Interpretation
6Act binds the Crown
7Application of certain provisions of Remuneration Authority Act 1977 to certain functions of Remuneration Authority
8Remuneration Authority to determine salaries and allowances
9How salaries and allowances determined
10Period for which salaries and allowances of members of Parliament payable
11Additional salary payable for 3 months if member does not stand or is not re-elected at general election
12Salaries and allowances payable in case of election petition
13Deductions from payments if member absent from House of Representatives
14Deductions from payments if member suspended from service of House of Representatives
15No payments for period that person receives salary as head of post or head of mission
16Principles
17Services to be determined by Remuneration Authority
18Procedure for Remuneration Authority’s determinations
19Remuneration Authority may require information and obtain independent advice
20Publication of Remuneration Authority’s determinations
21Resolution of issues about Remuneration Authority’s determinations
22Permanent appropriations for services determined by Remuneration Authority
23Services and funding subject to Speaker’s directions
24Procedure for Speaker’s directions
25Publication of Speaker’s directions
26Resolution of issues about Speaker’s directions
27Services to be determined by Minister Responsible for Ministerial Services
28Procedure for Minister’s determination
29Publication of Minister’s determination
30Resolution of issues about Minister’s determinations
31Conversion of entitlements
32Frequency of adjustments
33Quarterly reports on travel and accommodation expenses
34Services in respect of official inter-parliamentary relations programme to be determined by Speaker
35Conversion of entitlements
36Publication of determinations
37Quarterly reports on travel and accommodation expenses
38Minister must consult about taxation consequences of certain services for Ministers
39Travel entitlements of former members of Parliament
40Disqualification from receiving former member travel entitlements
41Issues concerning former member travel entitlements to be determined by Remuneration Authority
42Reporting on expenses for travel entitlements of former members of Parliament
43Annuity of former Prime Minister and spouse or partner of former Prime Minister
44Travel entitlements of former Prime Ministers
45Payments to spouse, partner, or dependent children of member of Parliament dying in office
46Conflicting claims
47Parliamentary Service Act 2000 amended
48Interpretation
49Meaning of funding entitlements for parliamentary purposes
50New section 3E substituted
3EInterpretation of determinations and directions under Members of Parliament (Remuneration and Services) Act 2013
51Purposes of this Act
52Principal duties of Parliamentary Service
53New section 8 substituted
8Services and administration of funding in accordance with Members of Parliament (Remuneration and Services) Act 2013, determinations and directions, etc
54Sections 9A to 9D repealed
55Principal responsibilities of General Manager
56Functions of Parliamentary Service Commission
57Establishment of committee to review appropriations
58Work of review committee
59Remuneration Authority Act 1977 amended
60Functions of Authority
61Publication of determinations fixing Parliamentary salary and allowances
62Obligation to consult before making determinations about Parliamentary salaries and allowances
63Remuneration of existing holder not to be reduced
64Civil List Act 1979 repealed
65Determinations and order revoked
66Consequential amendments to other enactments
67Review of Act
68Validation of salary payments to list members declared elected under section 137 of Electoral Act 1993
69Validations and savings concerning salaries and allowances of members of Parliament and annuities and travel services for former Prime Ministers
70Transitional provision concerning services entitlements
71Transitional provision concerning section 22
72Transitional provision concerning ongoing travel entitlements of former members
73Transitional provision concerning tax-treatment of ongoing travel entitlements of former members
Reprint notes

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: