Subordinate Legislation (Confirmation and Validation) Act 2015

1 Title

This Act is the Subordinate Legislation (Confirmation and Validation) Act 2015.

2 Commencement

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

Part 1 General and technical provisions

3 Purpose of this Act


The purpose of this Act is to prevent the lapse of certain subordinate legislation that, by virtue of the Acts under which it is made, lapses at a stated time unless earlier confirmed or validated by an Act of Parliament.


Lapse, in this section, means expiry or deemed revocation.

4 Validations to prevent expiry do not cure invalidity, etc

In the light of their purpose, the validations effected by sections 13, 15, and 16 do not—


express an intention to give legislative force to the provisions of the enactments validated; or


apply to any reason for invalidating the enactments; or


override any presumption that would otherwise apply to the enactments.

5 Act binds the Crown

This Act binds the Crown.

Part 2 Confirmations and validations

7 Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines Act 1997
8 Animal Products Act 1999
9 Biosecurity Act 1993
11 Customs and Excise Act 1996

The following orders are confirmed:


Excise and Excise-equivalent Duties Table (Tobacco Products Indexation and Separate 10% Increase) Amendment Order 2014:


Excise and Excise-equivalent Duties Table (Alcoholic Beverages Indexation) Amendment Order 2015.

12 National Animal Identification and Tracing Act 2012
13 New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income Act 2001 and Social Security Act 1964

The Social Security (Rates of Benefits and Allowances) Order 2015 (LI 2015/33) is validated and confirmed.

14 Road User Charges Act 2012

The Road User Charges (Rates) Regulations 2015 (LI 2015/87) are confirmed.

15 Tariff Act 1988

The Tariff (Concessions) Amendment Order 2014 is validated and confirmed.

16 Veterans’ Support Act 2014 and War Pensions Act 1954

The Veterans’ Support (Rates of War Pensions Act 1954 Allowances) Order 2015 (LI 2015/51), if section 75C(4) of the War Pensions Act 1954 applies to it, is validated and confirmed.

17 Wine Act 2003

The Wine Amendment Regulations 2015 (LI 2015/97) are confirmed.

Legislative history

9 December 2015

Divided from Subordinate Legislation Confirmation Bill (Bill 28–2) by Clerk of the House, third reading

10 December 2015

Royal assent