Parliamentary Agencies Delegations Legislation Act 2019

1 Title

This Act is the Parliamentary Agencies Delegations Legislation Act 2019.

2 Commencement

This Act comes into force on the day after the date of Royal assent.

Part 1 Amendment to Clerk of the House of Representatives Act 1988

3 Amendment to Clerk of the House of Representatives Act 1988
4 Section 12 amended (Delegation of functions or powers)

Replace section 12(1) with:

(1)

The Clerk of the House of Representatives may delegate any of the Clerk’s functions or powers to a person described in subsection (1A), including a function or power delegated to the Clerk under—

(a)

this Act; or

(b)

any other Act; or

(c)

the Standing Orders of the House of Representatives.

(1A)

The following persons may be a delegate:

(a)

the Deputy Clerk, or other officer, of the House of Representatives:

(b)

the Chief Executive of the Parliamentary Service:

(c)

an employee of the Parliamentary Service:

(d)

a person working for the Clerk of the House of Representatives or the Parliamentary Service as a contractor or secondee.

(1B)

A delegation must be made in writing.

Part 2 Amendment to Parliamentary Service Act 2000

5 Amendment to Parliamentary Service Act 2000

This Part amends the Parliamentary Service Act 2000.

6 Schedule 1 amended

In Schedule 1, replace clause 8(1) with:

(1)

The Chief Executive may delegate any function, duty, or power the Chief Executive may exercise under an enactment or under a delegation made under an enactment, other than this power of delegation, to—

(a)

a specified employee, or a specified class of employees, of the Parliamentary Service; or

(b)

the Clerk, Deputy Clerk, another specified officer, or a specified class of officers, of the House of Representatives; or

(c)

a person working for the Parliamentary Service or the Clerk of the House of Representatives as a contractor or secondee.

Legislative history

31 July 2019

Introduction (Bill 163–1)

7 August 2019

First reading and referral to Governance and Administration Committee

24 October 2019

Reported from Governance and Administration Committee

7 November 2019

Second reading

12 November 2019

Committee of the whole House (Bill 163–2)

14 November 2019

Third reading

16 November 2019

Royal assent

Part 1 of this Act is administered by the Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives, Part 2 is administered by the Parliamentary Service.