Electoral (Finance Reform and Advance Voting) Amendment Bill

  • enacted

Hon Simon Power

Electoral (Finance Reform and Advance Voting) Amendment Bill

Government Bill

146—3

As reported from the committee of the whole House

Contents

Key

1 Title

2 Commencement

Part 1
Amendments to principal Act

3 Principal Act amended

4 Interpretation

5 New sections 3A to 3F and heading inserted

Extraterritorial application

6 Special voters

7 New Part 6AA inserted

Interpretation provisions

8 New heading and sections 205 to 205E substituted

8A Offence to pay election expenses in excess of prescribed maximum

9 Periods for claiming and paying candidate's election expenses

10 Duty of Electoral Commission

11 New heading and sections 206 to 206CB substituted

11A Offence to pay election expenses in excess of prescribed maximum

12 Duty of Electoral Commission

12A New subpart 2A inserted

13 Interpretation

13A Donations to be transmitted to candidate or party secretary

15 Contributors to be identified

16 Disclosure of identity of donor

16A Anonymous donation may not exceed $1,000

17 Overseas donation may not exceed $1,000

17A New section 207LA inserted

18 New section 207O substituted

19 Section 207P repealed

19A Method of making donation protected from disclosure

20 Return of candidate donations

21 Annual return of party donations

21A Return of party donation received from same donor exceeding $20,000

22 Offences relating to return of party donations

23 Section 221 repealed

23A Electoral advertisements

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 Provision relating to donations and contributions received before 1 January 2011

27A Transitional elections

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

Amendment to Summary Proceedings Act 1957

31A Amendment to Summary Proceedings Act 1957

Amendments to Electoral Regulations 1996

32 Amendments to Electoral Regulations 1996

Amendment to Electoral (Advertisements of a Specified Kind) Regulations 2005

33 Amendment to Electoral (Advertisements of a Specified Kind) Regulations 2005

Legislative history


The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: