New Zealand Flag Referendums Amendment Act 2015

1 Title

This Act is the New Zealand Flag Referendums Amendment Act 2015.

2 Commencement

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

Part 1 Amendments to New Zealand Flag Referendums Act 2015

3 Principal Act

This Part amends the New Zealand Flag Referendums Act 2015 (the principal Act).

4 Section 5 amended (Interpretation)

In section 5, definition of option, paragraph (a), replace “4 alternative flag designs” with “5 alternative flag designs”.

5 Section 13 amended (Alternative flag designs)

(1)

In section 13(1), replace “60 days before the commencement of the voting period for the first flag referendum, prescribe 4 alternative flag designs” with “40 days before the commencement of the voting period for the first flag referendum, prescribe 5 alternative flag designs”.

(2)

In section 13(3), replace “4 alternative flag designs” with “5 alternative flag designs”.

6 Schedule 1 replaced

Replace Schedule 1 with the Schedule 1 set out in the Schedule of this Act.

7 Schedule 4 amended

(1)

In Schedule 4, replace clauses 12 and 13, and the cross-headings above those clauses, with:

Example 1: not unique

12

A voting paper that expresses these preferences—

Option A1
Option B2
Option C3
Option D2Not unique
Option E4

generates the following preferences for the purposes of counting votes:

First preferenceOption A
Second preferenceNone
Third preferenceNone
Fourth preferenceNone
Fifth preferenceNone

Example 2: not consecutive

13

A voting paper that expresses these preferences—

Option A1
Option B4Not consecutive
Option C5
Option D2
Option E6

generates the following preferences for the purposes of counting votes:

First preferenceOption A
Second preferenceOption D
Third preferenceNone
Fourth preferenceNone
Fifth preferenceNone

(2)

In Schedule 4, clause 16, replace “x = 9” with “x = 10”.

Part 2 Amendments to New Zealand Flag Referendums (First Flag Referendum) Order 2015

8 Principal order

This Part amends the New Zealand Flag Referendums (First Flag Referendum) Order 2015 (the principal order).

9 Clause 5 revoked

Revoke clause 5.

10 Schedule revoked

Revoke the Schedule.

Schedule Replacement of Schedule 1

s 6

Schedule 1 Voting paper for first flag referendum

s 10(1)

Voting paper for first flag referendum

Voting paper for first flag referendum

Legislative history

23 September 2015

Introduction (Bill 69–1), first reading, second reading, committee of the whole House, third reading

24 September 2015

Royal assent

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Justice.