Electoral (Finance Reform and Advance Voting) Amendment Bill

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Hon Simon Power

Electoral (Finance Reform and Advance Voting) Amendment Bill

Government Bill

146—1

Contents

Explanatory note

1 Title

2 Commencement

Part 1
Amendments to principal Act

3 Principal Act amended

4 Interpretation

5 New sections 3A to 3C inserted

6 Special voters

7 New Part 6AA inserted

Interpretation provisions

8 New heading and sections 205 to 205EA substituted

9 Periods for claiming and paying candidate's election expenses

10 Duty of Chief Electoral Officer

11 New heading and sections 206 to 206CC substituted

12 Duty of Electoral Commission

13 Interpretation

14 New sections 207BA and 207BB inserted

15 Contributors to be identified

16 New sections 207CA and 207CB inserted

17 Overseas donation may not exceed $1,000

18 Duty of Chief Electoral Officer in relation to donations

19 Duty of Electoral Commission in relation to donations

20 Return of candidate donations

21 Annual return of party donations

22 Offences relating to return of party donations

23 Sections 221 and 221A repealed

24 Punishment for corrupt or illegal practice

25 Time limit for prosecutions

26 New section 266A inserted

Part 2
Transitional provision and consequential amendments to other enactments

27 Transitional provision

Amendments to Citizens Initiated Referenda Act 1993

28 Amendments to Citizens Initiated Referenda Act 1993

29 Application of Electoral Act 1993 to indicative referendum not conducted by postal voting

30 Application of Electoral Act 1993 to indicative referendum conducted by postal voting

Amendment to Privacy Act 1993

31 Amendment to Privacy Act 1993

Amendments to Electoral Regulations 1996

32 Amendments to Electoral Regulations 1996


The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: