Rates Rebate (Statutory Declarations) Amendment Act 2020

1 Title

This Act is the Rates Rebate (Statutory Declarations) Amendment Act 2020.

2 Commencement

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

3 Principal Act

This Act amends the Rates Rebate Act 1973 (the principal Act).

Part 1 Substantive amendments

4 Section 5 amended (Applications to territorial authority for rates rebate)

In section 5(3),—

(a)

replace “provided” with “approved”; and

(b)

replace “by the declaration of” with “in writing by”.

5 Section 6 amended (Applications for refunds of rates paid)

(1)

In section 6(2)(a), replace “provided” with “approved”.

(2)

In section 6(2)(b), replace “by the declaration of” with “in writing by”.

6 Section 7 amended (Refund to owner of owner-occupier flat of contribution towards rates)

(1)

In section 7(2)(a), replace “provided” with “approved”.

(2)

In section 7(2)(b), replace “by the declaration of” with “in writing by”.

7 Section 7A amended (Refund to resident of retirement village of contribution towards rates)

(1)

In section 7A(4)(a), replace “provided” with “approved”.

(2)

In section 7A(4)(b), replace “by the declaration of” with “in writing by”.

8 Section 9 amended (Refund to territorial authorities of rebates granted)

In section 9(1), replace “provided” with “approved”.

Part 2 Related amendments

9 Section 13 replaced (Declarations)

Replace section 13 with:

13 Form of verification

An application that is required to be verified in writing for the purposes of this Act must be verified in a manner and form approved by the Secretary for Local Government.

10 Section 14 amended (Offences)

In section 14(1)(a), replace “declaration” with “verification”.

Legislative history

17 September 2019

Introduction (Bill 178–1)

24 September 2019

First reading and referral to Social Services and Community Committee

23 March 2020

Reported from Social Services and Community Committee

(Bill 178–2)

24 June 2020

Second reading

30 June 2020

Committee of the whole House (Bill 178–3)

22 July 2020

Third reading

6 August 2020

Royal assent

This Act is administered by the Department of Internal Affairs.