New Zealand Flag Referendums Bill

  • enacted
2 Commencement

(1)

This Act (except sections 69, 70, and 71) comes into force on the day after the date on which it receives the Royal assent.

(2)

If, in the second flag referendum, the alternative flag design gains a greater number of votes than the current New Zealand Flag, then sections 69, 70, and 71 commence on whichever of the following dates is earlier:

(a)

a date set by the Governor-General by Order in Council:

(b)

the day that is 6 months after the date on which the result of the second flag referendum is declared.

(3)

If, in the second flag referendum, the current New Zealand Flag gains a greater number of votes than the alternative flag design, then sections 69, 70, and 71 do not commence.

(4)

In this section, alternative flag design means the alternative flag design referred to in section 14(1)(a).