New Zealand Public Health and Disability (Waikato DHB) Elections Act 2019

1 Title

This Act is the New Zealand Public Health and Disability (Waikato DHB) Elections Act 2019.

2 Commencement

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

Part 1 Preliminary provisions

3 Purpose

The purpose of this Act is to cancel the 2019 triennial general election of the Waikato DHB in order to provide, until the repeal date, for the continuation of the term of office of a commissioner for the Waikato DHB.

4 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 Waikato DHB

repeal date means the day specified for the repeal of this Act by section 8

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

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

5 Transitional, savings, and related provisions

The transitional, savings, and related provisions (if any) set out in Schedule 1 have effect according to their terms.

6 Act binds the Crown

This Act binds the Crown.

Part 2 Cancellation of election

7 Cancellation of 2019 election of Waikato DHB

(1)

The triennial general election for the Waikato DHB in 2019 is cancelled.

(2)

The following provisions do not apply to the Waikato DHB in relation to the triennial general election of 2019:

(a)

clause 8 of Schedule 2 of the 2000 Act (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 of the 2000 Act (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).

8 Repeal

This Act is repealed on the day on which elected members of the Waikato DHB come into office after the triennial general election of 2022, in accordance with clause 14 of Schedule 2 of the 2000 Act.

Schedule 1 Transitional, savings, and related provisions

s 5

Part 1 Provisions relating to this Act as enacted

There are no transitional, savings, or related provisions relating to this Act as enacted.

Legislative history

29 May 2019

Introduction (Bill 145–1)

30 May 2019

First reading and referral to Health Committee

21 June 2019

Reported from Health Committee

27 June 2019

Second reading

23 July 2019

Committee of the whole House

24 July 2019

Third reading

30 July 2019

Royal assent

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Health.