New Zealand Public Health and Disability (Southern DHB) Elections Act 2016

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New Zealand Public Health and Disability (Southern DHB) Elections Act 2016

Public Act
 
2016 No 23
Date of assent
 
13 May 2016
Commencement
 
see section 2

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title

This Act is the New Zealand Public Health and Disability (Southern DHB) Elections Act 2016.

2 Commencement

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

3 Repeal

This Act is repealed on the day that elected members of the Southern DHB come into office after the triennial general election of 2019, in accordance with clause 14 of Schedule 2 of the 2000 Act.

Preliminary provisions

4 Purpose

The purpose of this Act is to cancel the 2016 triennial general election of the Southern DHB in order to provide, until the repeal date, for the continuation of the term of office of a commissioner for the Southern DHB.

5 Interpretation

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,—

commissioner means a person appointed under section 31 of the 2000 Act to be a commissioner for the Southern DHB

repeal date means the day specified for the repeal of this Act by section 3

Southern DHB means the district health board of that name listed in Schedule 1 of the 2000 Act

triennial general election has the meaning given in clause 1 of Schedule 2 of the 2000 Act.

6 Act binds the Crown

This Act binds the Crown.

Cancellation of election

7 Cancellation of 2016 election of Southern DHB

(1)

The triennial general election for the Southern DHB in 2016 is cancelled.

(2)

The following provisions of the 2000 Act do not apply to the Southern DHB in relation to the triennial general election of 2016:

(a)

clause 8 of Schedule 2 (which provides for the application of the provisions of the Local Electoral Act 2001 and regulations made under that Act to every election of a DHB, subject to the provisions of the 2000 Act and to any regulations made under that Act); and

(b)

clause 9 of Schedule 2 (which requires the election of all DHBs to be held in conjunction with every triennial general election); and

(c)

section 7(f) of the Local Electoral Act 2001 (which applies that Act to every election of a DHB).

Legislative history

3 December 2015

Introduction (Bill 106–1)

8 December 2015

First reading and referral to Health Committee

1 April 2016

Reported from Health Committee

5 May 2016

Second reading

10 May 2016

Committee of the whole House

12 May 2016

Third reading

13 May 2016

Royal assent

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Health.