Regulatory Systems (Economic Development) Amendment (No 2) Bill (No 2)

Regulatory Systems (Economic Development) Amendment (No 2) Bill

Government Bill

100—2

As reported from the Economic Development, Science and Innovation Committee

Commentary

Recommendation

The Economic Development, Science and Innovation Committee has examined the Regulatory Systems (Economic Development) Amendment (No 2) Bill and recommends that it be passed with the amendments shown.

Introduction

The bill is one of three omnibus bills that contain amendments to legislation administered by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development.

The objectives of the bills are to improve regulatory systems by:

  • clarifying and updating statutory provisions to give effect to the purpose of the principal Acts and their provisions

  • addressing regulatory duplication, gaps, errors, and inconsistencies within and between different pieces of legislation

  • keeping the regulatory system up to date and relevant

  • removing unnecessary compliance costs and costs of doing business.

This bill would amend 14 Acts: the Building Societies Act 1965, Companies Act 1993, Continental Shelf Act 1964, Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act 2003, Fair Trading Act 1986, Financial Reporting Act 2013, Geographical Indications (Wine and Spirits) Registration Act 2006, Insolvency Act 2006, Limited Partnerships Act 2008, Personal Property Securities Act 1999, Plant Variety Rights Act 1987, Takeovers Act 1993, Trade Marks Act 2002, and Weights and Measures Act 1987.

Proposed amendments

We recommend some changes to the bill’s proposed amendments to the Companies Act, Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act, Financial Reporting Act, Geographical Indications (Wine and Spirits) Registration Act, Trade Marks Act, and Insolvency Act.

This commentary covers the main amendments we recommend to the bill as introduced. We do not discuss minor or technical amendments.

Amendments to the Companies Act 1993

Clause 7 of the bill as introduced would amend section 280 of the Companies Act. That section sets out who is disqualified from being a liquidator of a company. Clause 7 would clarify that the disqualification includes individuals who are prohibited from being a director or managing a company under the Insolvency Act 2006.

However, the recently assented Insolvency Practitioners Regulation (Amendments) Act 2019 contains amendments that address this issue. Therefore, we recommend deleting clause 7.

Amendments to the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act 2003

Part 4 of the bill would amend the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act.

Part 3A of the Act relates to rules for repossession of consumer goods under a credit contract. Clauses 20 and 21 of the bill would amend sections 14 and 83C of the Act so that Part 3A does not apply to certain business credit contracts.

The reason for the change is that, currently, there is uncertainty about when the repossession rules apply for business credit contracts. For example, if a business buys goods for commercial purposes through a credit contract, it is still possible that they could use the goods in a personal capacity. Consequently, it is unclear whether the repossession rules under Part 3A would apply in those situations as it would depend on how they had used the goods since entering into the credit contract.

The bill as introduced provides that the repossession rules would not apply if the owner of the goods is a company or the debtor has given a declaration that the credit is to be used for business purposes.

However, we think it would instead be simpler for the repossession provisions not to apply to any consumer goods under a credit contract that is not a consumer credit contract. This would be consistent with the overall scheme of the Act, which generally only provides protections in regard to consumer credit contracts.

Therefore, we recommend deleting clauses 20 and 21 and instead amending the Act so that Part 3A would only apply to consumer credit contracts secured over consumer goods. We also recommend a consequential amendment to Schedule 2 of the bill.

Amendments to the Financial Reporting Act 2013

The Financial Reporting Act provides the foundation for general purpose financial reporting in New Zealand. Under that Act, the External Reporting Board (XRB) is empowered to issue standards for financial reporting and for auditing and assurance.

Clause 30 of the bill would amend section 20 of the Act to clarify that the XRB could issue standards for “agreed-upon procedures” relating to auditing and assurance. However, it is possible that in the future the XRB may need to issue other non-assurance standards.

Therefore, to future-proof the change, we recommend amending proposed new section 20(2) by replacing “agreed-upon procedures” with the wider concept of “related services”. We also recommend inserting new section 20(3) to define “related services” as meaning agreed-upon procedures or other non-assurance work that may ordinarily be carried out by an audit or assurance practitioner.

Amendments to the Geographical Indications (Wine and Spirits) Registration Act 2006

Part 7 of the bill would amend the Geographical Indications (Wine and Spirits) Registration Act. The bill seeks to clarify the process for expired geographical indications, and align the registration renewal procedure with proposed changes to the Trade Marks Act (which we discuss later).

Currently, the registration of a geographical indication lasts for 5 years and can be renewed for successive 10-year periods. If a geographical indication is not renewed before its expiry, it is removed from the register kept by the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand. There is a 12-month grace period for an interested person to renew the geographical indication.

During the grace period, even though the expired geographical indication is not technically registered, the Registrar of Geographical Indications must take it into account when considering applications for the registration of other geographical indications. The Commissioner of Trade Marks must also take the expired geographical indication into account when considering applications to register trade marks.

The bill as introduced would reduce the grace period to 6 months and allow for the expired geographical indication to remain on the register during the grace period. However, it would not be considered registered for the purposes of sections of the Act that impose restrictions on the use of registered geographical indications.

We recommend two substantive changes.

First, the bill as introduced uses the phrase “registration is subject to renewal” to describe the status of a geographical indication between the date of expiry and the end of the grace period. This might suggest that a renewal application must have been made for the grace period to apply. The intention is that it would apply regardless of whether a renewal application had been made. To clarify this point, we recommend amending clause 37, new section 47B(2)(b)(iii) by replacing the phrase above with “status is registered-past expiry date”.

Second, we recommend amending clause 38, new section 47D, to clarify that, as at present, a renewal of a geographical indication during the grace period would take effect retrospectively from the expiry date. This is the arrangement that exists under the Act at present, and the bill was not intended to change this. The bill aims to clarify that applications for geographical indications should take into account expired indications that are in a grace period. It is not the bill’s intention to encourage a breach of restrictions on the use of geographical indications during a grace period.

Amendments to the Insolvency Act 1993

Part 8 of the bill would amend the Insolvency Act. The Act provides that the Governor-General may, by Order in Council, adjust the following dollar amounts to account for inflation:

  • section 158: the maximum value of a motor vehicle that a bankrupt may retain during bankruptcy (currently $6,000)

  • section 164: the maximum amount of money that a bankrupt may retain during bankruptcy (currently $1,200)

  • section 343: the maximum total unsecured debts that a debtor may have to be eligible for a summary instalment order (currently $47,000)

  • section 363: the minimum and maximum total debts that a debtor may have for admission to a no-asset procedure (currently $1,000 and $47,000 respectively).

The last increase of these amounts was in March 2016. Accordingly, we think the amounts should be increased through this bill.

Clauses 47, 65, and 81 of the bill as introduced would make amendments to sections 158, 343, and 363 of the Act respectively, but do not change the dollar amounts in these sections. We recommend that these clauses be amended to increase the dollar amounts.

We also recommend inserting clause 50A to increase the dollar amount in section 164 of the Act.

We recommend the following changes to amounts specified in the above sections of the Act:

  • increasing the maximum value of a motor vehicle that a bankrupt may retain during bankruptcy from $6,000 to $6,500 (section 158)

  • increasing the maximum amount of money that a bankrupt may retain during bankruptcy from $1,200 to $1,300 (section 164)

  • increasing the maximum total in unsecured debts that a debtor may have to be eligible for a summary instalment order from $47,000 to $50,000 (section 343)

  • increasing the maximum total debt that a debtor may have for admission to a no-asset procedure from $47,000 to $50,000 (section 363).

Although the new amounts we propose are slightly higher than the CPI increases since March 2016, we consider this would have a negligible effect on other creditors.

We also recommend amending clause 12 in Schedule 3 of the bill to update the reference to the CPI from 1 January 2016 to 1 July 2019.

Amendments to the Trade Marks Act 2002

Clause 120 of the bill would replace sections 59 and 60 of the Trade Marks Act, which are about the renewal of a trade mark.

Trade marks currently have a registration period of 10 years. If an owner does not renew their trade mark before the expiry date, the trade mark is removed from the register. There is a 12-month grace period for the owner to renew their trade mark.

During the grace period, even though the trade mark is not technically registered, the Commissioner of Trade Marks must take it into account when considering applications for registration of trade marks.

The bill as introduced would reduce the grace period to 6 months and allow for the expired trade mark to remain on the register during the grace period. However, it would not be considered registered for the purpose of commencing legal action for the infringement of the trade mark.

We recommend two changes to clause 120, new sections 59 and 60. They are the same as we discussed above in relation to expired registrations of geographical indications.

The first change relates to how an expired trade mark is referred to during the grace period. We recommend replacing the phrase “registration is subject to renewal” with “status is registered-past expiry date”. This would avoid any suggestion that a renewal application must have been made for the grace period to apply, which is not the intent.

Second, we recommend inserting new section 60(3) to clarify that, as at present, a renewal of a trade mark during the grace period would take effect retrospectively from the expiry date. We consider this would sit better with the intent of the bill. The bill aims to clarify that applications for registration of trade marks should take into account expired registrations during the grace period. However, it is not the intent of the bill to encourage trade mark registrations to be infringed during the grace period.

Appendix

Committee process

The Regulatory Systems (Economic Development) Amendment (No 2) Bill was referred to the committee on 21 February 2019. The closing date for submissions was 28 April 2019. We received and considered five submissions from interested groups.

We received advice from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

Committee membership

Jonathan Young (Chairperson)

Tamati Coffey

Andrew Falloon

Hon Paul Goldsmith (until 24 July 2019)

Gareth Hughes

Melissa Lee

Jo Luxton (until 24 July 2019)

Clayton Mitchell

Dr Deborah Russell (from 24 July 2019)

Stuart Smith (from 24 July 2019)

Hon Poto Williams

Lawrence Yule

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Regulatory Systems (Economic Development) Amendment (No 2) Bill (No 2)

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Contents

Commentary
Key
1Title
2Commencement
3Amendments to Building Societies Act 1965
4Section 124 amended (Compulsory cancellation or suspension of registration)
5Amendments to Companies Act 1993
6Section 151 amended (Qualifications of directors)
7Section 280 amended (Qualifications of liquidators)
8Section 367 repealed (Application of Official Information Act 1982 and Privacy Act 1993)
9Section 368 repealed (Appeals from decisions under section 367)
10Section 382 amended (Persons prohibited from managing companies)
11Section 383 amended (Court may disqualify directors)
12Section 391 amended (Service of documents on shareholders and creditors)
13Schedule 1 amended
14Amendments to Continental Shelf Act 1964
15Section 5 amended (Mining for minerals on continental shelf)
16Section 5A amended (Payments and contributions with respect to exploitation of continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles)
17Section 9 amended (Act in force in Cook Islands)
18Amendments to Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act 2003
18ASection 4 amended (Overview)
18BSection 5 amended (Interpretation)
18CSection 9B amended (Interpretation)
19Section 9C amended (Lender responsibility principles)
19ASection 9K amended (Publication of costs of borrowing)
20Section 14 amended (Effect of declaration)
21Section 83C amended (Application of Part)
20Part 3A heading amended
21Section 83A amended (Outline of Part)
21ASection 83B amended (References to credit contracts include security agreements)
21BSection 83C amended (Application of Part)
21CSection 83L amended (Use of disabling device)
21DSection 83M amended (Connection or use of disabling device in connection with certain goods prohibited)
21ESection 83ZN amended (Credit contract may not provide for security interest over certain consumer goods)
21FSection 83ZO amended (Contravening provision of no effect)
22Section 99B amended (Enforcement prohibited if creditor unregistered)
23Section 102A amended (Infringement offences)
24Section 103 amended (Other offences)
25Schedule 1AA amended
26Consequential amendment to other enactment
27Amendments to Fair Trading Act 1986
28Section 30 amended (Compliance with product safety standards)
29Amendments to Financial Reporting Act 2013
30Section 20 amended (Auditing and assurance standards)
31Amendments to Geographical Indications (Wine and Spirits) Registration Act 2006
32Section 7 amended (What is registered geographical indication?)
33Section 42 amended (Register)
34Section 45 amended (Removal from register)
35Section 45A amended (Notice of proposed removal)
36Section 47A replaced (Renewal of registration)
47ARenewal of registration
37Section 47B amended (Notice of pending expiration of registration of geographical indication)
38Sections 47C and 47D and cross-heading replaced
47CProcedure if registration not renewed
47DStatus of geographical indication that is subject to renewal
47DEffect of registered-past expiry date status
39Consequential amendments to other enactment
40Amendments to Insolvency Act 2006
41Section 3 amended (Interpretation)
42Section 6 amended (Corporations and other entities not subject to Act)
43Section 8 amended (Alternatives to bankruptcy)
44Section 41 amended (Order that disposition or proposal not act of bankruptcy)
45Section 67 amended (Bankrupt must file statement of affairs with Assignee)
46Section 149 amended (Prohibition of bankrupt entering business)
47Sections 158 and 159 replaced
158Bankrupt may retain certain assets
48Section 160 amended (Retention of assets does not affect rights under charge or hire purchase agreement)
49Section 161 repealed (Retention provisions do not confer rights to other assets)
50Section 162 amended (Relative or dependant may exercise bankrupt’s right to retain assets)
50ASection 164 amended (Assignee may allow bankrupt to retain money)
51Section 165 amended (Assignee may summon bankrupt and others to be examined)
52Section 171 amended (Assignee may obtain documents)
53Section 178 amended (Record of examination)
54Section 193 amended (Extension of 2 years and 6 months periods)
55Section 233 amended (Creditor must submit creditor’s claim form)
56New sections 233A and 233B and cross-heading inserted
233AFailure to submit claim within specified time
233BFailure to claim before first distribution of assets
57Section 282 replaced (Definition of undistributed money)
282Definition of undistributed money
58Section 286 replaced (Application of undistributed money held in bankruptcy surplus account)
286Application of undistributed money held in bankruptcy surplus account
59New section 290A inserted (Automatic discharge of bankrupts who die before filing statement of affairs)
290AAutomatic discharge of bankrupts who die before filing statement of affairs
60Part 5 heading amended
61Subpart 3 heading in Part 5 replaced
62Section 340 replaced (Summary instalment order)
340Debt repayment order
63Section 341 amended (Who may apply for order)
64Section 342 amended (Form of application)
65Section 343 replaced (Assignee may make summary instalment order)
343Assignee may make debt repayment order
66Section 345 amended (Appointment of supervisor)
67Section 346 amended (Role of supervisor)
68Section 349 amended (Period of instalments)
69Section 350 amended (Variation or cancellation of order by Assignee on application from debtor, creditor, or supervisor)
70Section 350A replaced (Cancellation of order by Assignee without application)
350ACancellation of order by Assignee without application
71Section 351 amended (Effect of order)
72Section 352 amended (Proceedings against debtor)
73Section 353 amended (Supervisor must give notice of summary instalment order to creditors)
74Section 354 amended (Public register of debtors subject to current summary instalment order)
75Section 355 amended (Meaning of current summary instalment order)
76Section 356 amended (Creditor’s claim)
77Section 357 amended (Payment of debtor’s earnings to supervisor)
78Section 358 replaced (Distribution of money paid by debtor)
358Distribution of money paid by debtor
358ADischarge of debtor after distribution made
358BEffect of discharge
79Section 359 amended (Default by debtor)
80Section 360 amended (Offence of obtaining credit)
81Section 363 amended (Criteria for entry to no asset procedure)
82Section 374 replaced (Assignee may apply for preservation order)
374Assignee may apply for preservation order
83New sections 377C to 377E inserted
377CCourt may reverse cancellation of debtor’s debts
377DGrounds for reversing cancellation of debts
377EEffect of reversal of cancellation of debts
84Section 441 amended (Regulations)
85Section 448 amended (Purposes of public registers)
86Section 449 amended (General information that must be held in public registers)
87Section 453 amended (Search criteria)
88Section 454 amended (Search purposes)
89Consequential amendments to other enactments
90Schedule 1AA amended
91Amendments to Limited Partnerships Act 2008
92Section 8 amended (Requirements for limited partnership)
93Section 19A amended (Qualifications of general partners: natural persons)
94Section 52 amended (Application for registration)
95Section 101 amended (Restoration to register of limited partnerships)
96Consequential amendment to other enactment
97Amendments to Personal Property Securities Act 1999
98Section 139 amended (Personal property securities register)
99Section 140 amended (Contents of register)
100Section 142 amended (Data required to register financing statement)
101Section 172 amended (Search criteria)
102Consequential amendment to other enactment
103Amendments to Plant Variety Rights Act 1987
104Section 5 amended (Applications)
105Section 35 amended (Service of notices, etc)
106Consequential amendment to other enactment
107Amendments to Takeovers Act 1993
108Section 2 amended (Interpretation)
109Section 2A amended (Meaning of code company)
110New section 2AB inserted (Extended meaning of code company for purpose of completing code-regulated transactions)
2ABExtended meaning of code company for purpose of completing code-regulated transactions
111Schedule 1AA amended
112Consequential revocation of Takeovers Code (Small Code Companies) Exemption Notice 2016
113Consequential amendments to other enactment
114Amendments to Trade Marks Act 2002
115Section 5 amended (Interpretation)
116New section 7A inserted (Transitional, savings, and related provisions)
7ATransitional, savings, and related provisions
117New section 13A inserted (Trade mark not registrable if related certification trade mark owned)
13ATrade mark not registrable if related certification trade mark owned
118Section 14 amended (Additional provisions that relate to registrability of certification trade marks)
119Section 53 replaced (Reissuing certificate of registration)
53Replacement of certificate of registration
120Sections 59, 60, and 60A replaced
59Procedure for renewal of registration
60Status of trade mark that is subject to renewal
60Effect of registered-past expiry date status
121Section 65 amended (Application for revocation of registration of trade mark)
122Section 66 amended (Grounds for revoking registration of trade mark)
123Section 68 amended (Revocation of registration of trade mark)
124Section 167 replaced (Security for costs)
167Commissioner or court may require security for costs
125Section 182 amended (Contents of register)
126Section 191 repealed (Declarations, etc, on behalf of certain persons)
127New Schedule 1AA inserted
128Consequential amendments to other enactment
129Amendments to Weights and Measures Act 1987
130Section 28 amended (Powers of Inspectors)
131Section 32 amended (Offences)
Legislative history

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title

This Act is the Regulatory Systems (Economic Development) Amendment Act (No 2) 2018.

2 Commencement

This Act comes into force immediately after the expiry of the 2-month period that starts on the date of Royal assent.

Part 1 Amendments to Building Societies Act 1965

3 Amendments to Building Societies Act 1965

This Part amends the Building Societies Act 1965.

4 Section 124 amended (Compulsory cancellation or suspension of registration)

(1)

In section 124(1), delete “, with the approval of the Minister,”.

(2)

In section 124(1)(c), replace “that the society has wilfully, and” with “that the society has,”.

(3)

In section 124(3), delete “, with the approval of the Minister,”.

Part 2 Amendments to Companies Act 1993

5 Amendments to Companies Act 1993

This Part amends the Companies Act 1993.

6 Section 151 amended (Qualifications of directors)

After section 151(2)(b), insert:

(baa)

a person who is prohibited from being a director of a company under section 299(1)(b) of the Insolvency Act 2006:

(bab)

a person who is prohibited from directly or indirectly being concerned, or taking part, in the management of a company under section 299(1)(c) of the Insolvency Act 2006:

7 Section 280 amended (Qualifications of liquidators)

Replace section 280(1)(l) with:

(l)

a person who is prohibited from being a director of a company under section 299(1)(b) of the Insolvency Act 2006:

(la)

a person who is prohibited from directly or indirectly being concerned, or taking part, in the management of a company under section 299(1)(c) of the Insolvency Act 2006:

8 Section 367 repealed (Application of Official Information Act 1982 and Privacy Act 1993)

Repeal section 367.

9 Section 368 repealed (Appeals from decisions under section 367)

Repeal section 368.

10 Section 382 amended (Persons prohibited from managing companies)

(1)

In section 382(1)(a), after “3 months)”, insert “, including an offence under section 138A”.

(2)

In section 382(1)(b), replace “1961,— ” with “1961; or”.

(3)

After section 382(1)(b), insert:

(ba)

a person has been convicted of an offence under section 143A(1)(d) or 143B(1) of the Tax Administration Act 1994; or

(bb)

a person has been convicted of an offence under section 148 of the Tax Administration Act 1994 of aiding, abetting, inciting, or conspiring with another person to commit an offence against section 143B(1) of that Act,—

11 Section 383 amended (Court may disqualify directors)

(1)

In section 383(1)(a), after “3 months)”, insert “, including an offence under section 138A”.

(2)

After section 383(1)(b), insert:

(ba)

a person has been convicted of an offence under section 143A(1)(d) or 143B(1) of the Tax Administration Act 1994; or

(bb)

a person has been convicted of an offence under section 148 of the Tax Administration Act 1994 of aiding, abetting, inciting, or conspiring with another person to commit an offence against section 143B(1) of that Act; or

12 Section 391 amended (Service of documents on shareholders and creditors)

(1)

In section 391(3)(f), after corporate, insert ; or.

(1)

In section 391(3)(f), replace corporate. with corporate; or.

(2)

After section 391(3)(f), insert:

(g)

sent by email to an electronic address used by the body corporate.

13 Schedule 1 amended

(1)

In Schedule 1, after clause 6(5), insert:

(5A)

However, if a time is specified in the constitution of a company under subclause (5) but the notice of the meeting provides that a proxy may be produced by a later time (being a time before the start of the meeting), a proxy produced by that later time is still effective.

(2)

In Schedule 1, clause 6(6), replace “subclause (5), the constitution” with “subclauses (5) and (5A), the constitution or the notice”.

(3)

In Schedule 1, replace clause 7(4A) with:

(4A)

Despite subclause (4),—

(a)

the constitution of a company, or the notice of the meeting, may specify a time (being a time less than 48 hours before the start of the meeting) by which postal votes that are cast using electronic means must reach the person who is authorised to receive and count postal votes at the meeting; and

(b)

such postal votes must reach that person by the specified time (or, if different times are specified in the constitution and the notice, the later of those times).

Part 3 Amendments to Continental Shelf Act 1964

14 Amendments to Continental Shelf Act 1964

This Part amends the Continental Shelf Act 1964.

15 Section 5 amended (Mining for minerals on continental shelf)

In section 5(2) and (4), after “Energy”, insert “and Resources”.

16 Section 5A amended (Payments and contributions with respect to exploitation of continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles)

(1)

In section 5A(1)(b), delete “or prospecting”.

(2)

In section 5A(1)(c), replace “or prospecting for, or the mining of,” with “for or the mining of”.

(3)

In section 5A(2), after “Energy”, insert “and Resources”.

(4)

In section 5A(3), replace “Transport” with “Energy and Resources”.

(5)

In section 5A(4), replace “relevant Minister” with “Minister”.

17 Section 9 amended (Act in force in Cook Islands)

In section 9(2)(b), after “Energy”, insert “and Resources”.

Part 4 Amendments to Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act 2003

18 Amendments to Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act 2003

This Part amends the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act 2003.

18A Section 4 amended (Overview)

In section 4(ca), replace credit contracts with consumer credit contracts.

18B Section 5 amended (Interpretation)

In section 5, definition of costs of borrowing, delete or a credit contract to which Part 3A applies.

18C Section 9B amended (Interpretation)

(1)

In section 9B(1), definition of agreement, paragraph (a), delete or a credit contract to which Part 3A applies.

(2)

In section 9B(1), definition of lender, paragraph (a), delete or a credit contract to which Part 3A applies.

(3)

In section 9B(1), replace the definition of relevant guarantee with:

relevant guarantee means a guarantee given, or proposed to be given, in respect of a consumer credit contract

19 Section 9C amended (Lender responsibility principles)

Replace section 9C(2)(a) with:

(a)

exercise the care, diligence, and skill of a responsible lender—

(i)

in any advertisement for providing credit or finance under an agreement or for providing credit-related insurance under a relevant insurance contract; and

(ii)

before entering into an agreement to provide credit or finance or a relevant insurance contract and before taking a relevant guarantee; and

(iii)

in all subsequent dealings with a borrower in relation to an agreement or a relevant insurance contract or a guarantor in relation to a relevant guarantee; and

19A Section 9K amended (Publication of costs of borrowing)

(1)

In section 9K(1), replace credit contract with consumer credit contract.

(2)

Repeal section 9K(2).

(3)

In section 9K(3)(a), replace credit contract referred to in subsection (1) with consumer credit contract offered by that creditor.

20 Section 14 amended (Effect of declaration)

(1)

Replace section 14(1) with:

(1)

Before entering into a credit contract, a debtor may make a declaration that the credit is to be used wholly or predominantly for business or investment purposes (or for both purposes).

(1A)

If a declaration is made under subsection (1),

(a)

the credit contract is not a consumer credit contract; and

(b)

Part 3A does not apply to the credit contract or any contract or arrangement that, in connection with the credit contract, creates or provides for a security interest in consumer goods.

(2)

In section 14(2), replace Subsection (1) with Subsection (1A).

21 Section 83C amended (Application of Part)

After section 83C(2), insert:

(2A)

Despite subsection (1), this Part does not apply where a security interest over consumer goods is granted by a body corporate.

20 Part 3A heading amended

In the Part 3A heading, replace credit contract with consumer credit contract.

21 Section 83A amended (Outline of Part)

In section 83A, after sets out, insert , in relation to a consumer credit contract,.

21A Section 83B amended (References to credit contracts include security agreements)

(1)

In the heading to section 83B, replace credit contracts with consumer credit contracts.

(2)

In section 83B(1)(b), replace credit contracts with consumer credit contracts.

(3)

In section 83B, replace credit contract with consumer credit contract in each place.

21B Section 83C amended (Application of Part)

In section 83C, replace credit contract with consumer credit contract in each place.

21C Section 83L amended (Use of disabling device)

In section 83L, replace credit contract with consumer credit contract in each place.

21D Section 83M amended (Connection or use of disabling device in connection with certain goods prohibited)

In section 83M, replace credit contract with consumer credit contract in each place.

21E Section 83ZN amended (Credit contract may not provide for security interest over certain consumer goods)

(1)

In the heading to section 83ZN, replace Credit contract with Consumer credit contract.

(2)

In section 83ZN, replace credit contract with consumer credit contract in each place.

21F Section 83ZO amended (Contravening provision of no effect)

In section 83ZO, replace credit contract with consumer credit contract.

22 Section 99B amended (Enforcement prohibited if creditor unregistered)

(1)

In section 99B(1)(a), replace “credit contract” with “consumer credit contract”.

(2)

In section 99B(4), replace “credit contract” with “consumer credit contract”.

23 Section 102A amended (Infringement offences)

After section 102A(4), insert:

(4A)

Every creditor who is subject to section 9K commits an offence if the creditor breaches section 9K(4).

(4B)

Every creditor who is subject to section 9K commits an offence if both of the following apply:

(a)

a paragraph in regulations prescribed under this Act requires particular information to be contained in the information made publicly available:

(b)

the creditor breaches section 9K(6)(a) by failing to make any information publicly available for the purposes of that paragraph.

24 Section 103 amended (Other offences)

(1)

In section 103(1), after “creditor,”, insert “lender,”.

(2)

In section 103(1), after “provisions of sections”, insert “9J, 9K,”.

25 Schedule 1AA amended

(1AA)

In Schedule 1AA, clause 1, insert in its appropriate alphabetical order:

Regulatory Systems Act 2018 means the Regulatory Systems (Economic Development) Amendment Act (No 2) 2018

(1)

In Schedule 1AA, clause 3(1), after “subclauses (2) and (3)”, insert “and in clause 4.

(2)

In Schedule 1AA, clause 3(4), after “In this clause”, insert “and in clause 4.

(3)

In Schedule 1AA, after clause 3, insert the cross-heading and clause 4 clauses 4 and 5 set out in Schedule 2 of this Act.

26 Consequential amendment to other enactment

Amend the enactment specified in Part 1 of Schedule 1 as set out in that Part.

Part 5 Amendments to Fair Trading Act 1986

27 Amendments to Fair Trading Act 1986

This Part amends the Fair Trading Act 1986.

28 Section 30 amended (Compliance with product safety standards)

(1)

In section 30(1), replace “that person complies with that product safety standard” with “that product safety standard is complied with in respect of those goods”.

(2)

In section 30(2), replace “that person complies with one of those product safety standards” with “one of those product safety standards is complied with in respect of those goods”.

Part 6 Amendments to Financial Reporting Act 2013

29 Amendments to Financial Reporting Act 2013

This Part amends the Financial Reporting Act 2013.

30 Section 20 amended (Auditing and assurance standards)

Replace section 20(2) with:

(2)

Auditing and assurance standards may (without limitation) include—

(a)

professional and ethical standards that govern the professional conduct of persons who are appointed or engaged to carry out audits or other assurance engagements or engagements referred to in paragraph (b) audit or assurance practitioners:

(b)

standards for agreed-upon procedures engagements related services.

(3)

In this section,

audit or assurance practitioner means a person who is appointed or engaged to carry out audits or other assurance engagements

related services means services to perform

(a)

agreed-upon procedures; or

(b)

other non-assurance work that may ordinarily be carried out by an audit or assurance practitioner.

Part 7 Amendments to Geographical Indications (Wine and Spirits) Registration Act 2006

31 Amendments to Geographical Indications (Wine and Spirits) Registration Act 2006

This Part amends the Geographical Indications (Wine and Spirits) Registration Act 2006.

32 Section 7 amended (What is registered geographical indication?)

After section 7(3), insert:

(4)

However, this section is subject to section 47D.

33 Section 42 amended (Register)

(1)

In section 42(3)(d), after indication), insert ; and.

(1)

In section 42(3)(d), replace indication). with indication); and.

(2)

After section 42(3)(d), insert:

(e)

if the registration of the geographical indication is subject to renewal geographical indication’s status is registered-past expiry date (as defined in section 47D), a statement to that effect.

34 Section 45 amended (Removal from register)

In section 45(4), replace “on its expiry” with “when required to do so under section 47C(2).

35 Section 45A amended (Notice of proposed removal)

In section 45A(1), after “register”, insert “under section 45(1)”.

36 Section 47A replaced (Renewal of registration)

Replace section 47A with:

47A Renewal of registration

(1)

On application by an interested person, the Registrar must renew the registration of a registered geographical indication.

(2)

An application for renewal must be made to the Registrar—

(a)

not more than 12 months before, and not more than 6 months after, the date on which the registration expires (the expiry date); and

(b)

in the prescribed manner.

(3)

The renewed registration is effective for a period of 10 years commencing on the expiry date.

37 Section 47B amended (Notice of pending expiration of registration of geographical indication)

(1)

In section 47B(1), replace “If no interested person has made an application under section 47A within a prescribed period before the registration of a geographical indication expires,” with “If no application to renew the registration of a geographical indication has been made,”.

(2)

Before section 47B(2)(a), insert:

(aaa)

be given at least the prescribed period before the registration’s expiry date; and

(3)

In section 47B(2)(b)(ii), after “fees”, insert “(including the amount of any renewal fee)”.

(4)

Replace section 47B(2)(b)(iii) with:

(iii)

that,—

(A)

if the registration is not renewed before its expiry date, the register will be changed to record that the geographical indication’s registration is subject to renewal status is registered-past expiry date; and

(B)

if the registration has still not been renewed 6 months after the expiry date, the geographical indication will be removed from the register.

38 Sections 47C and 47D and cross-heading replaced

Replace sections 47C and 47D and the cross-heading above section 47D with:

47C Procedure if registration not renewed

(1)

If the registration of a geographical indication is not renewed before its expiry date, the Registrar must record on the register that its registration is subject to renewal status is registered-past expiry date (until the registration is renewed or it is removed from the register).

(2)

The Registrar must remove the geographical indication from the register if—

(a)

notice has been given under section 47B; and

(b)

6 months have elapsed since the registration’s expiry date; and

(c)

the registration has not been renewed.

47D Status of geographical indication that is subject to renewal

(1)

If the registration of a geographical indication is subject to renewal, the geographical indication

(a)

is not a registered geographical indication for the purposes of sections 21 to 24; but

(b)

is a registered geographical indication for all other purposes.

(2)

The registration of a geographical indication is subject to renewal if

(a)

its expiry date (referred to in section 47A) has passed; but

(b)

the geographical indication has not yet been removed from the register.

47D Effect of registered-past expiry date status

(1)

A geographical indication has the status of registered-past expiry date if

(a)

the geographical indication’s registration expiry date (referred to in section 47A) has passed; but

(b)

the geographical indication has not yet been removed from the register.

(2)

While the geographical indication’s status is registered-past expiry date, the geographical indication

(a)

is not a registered geographical indication for the purposes of sections 21 to 24; but

(b)

is a registered geographical indication for all other purposes.

(3)

If the geographical indication’s registration is renewed before it is removed from the register under section 47C(2),

(a)

the renewed registration takes effect from the expiry date (see section 47A(3)); and

(b)

the geographical indication is taken to have remained a registered geographical indication for all purposes from that date as if its status had not changed.

39 Consequential amendments to other enactment

Amend the enactment specified in Part 2 of Schedule 1 as set out in that Part.

Part 8 Amendments to Insolvency Act 2006

40 Amendments to Insolvency Act 2006

This Part amends the Insolvency Act 2006.

41 Section 3 amended (Interpretation)

(1)

In section 3, repeal the definition of current summary instalment order.

(2)

In section 3, insert in their appropriate alphabetical order:

current debt repayment order has the meaning set out in section 355

excluded debt, in relation to a debt repayment order or the no asset procedure, means—

(a)

any amount payable under a maintenance order under the Family Proceedings Act 1980; and

(b)

any amount payable under the Child Support Act 1991; and

(c)

any student loan balance

42 Section 6 amended (Corporations and other entities not subject to Act)

In section 6(1)(c), replace “summary instalment” with “debt repayment”.

43 Section 8 amended (Alternatives to bankruptcy)

In section 8(1)(b), replace “summary instalment” with “debt repayment”.

44 Section 41 amended (Order that disposition or proposal not act of bankruptcy)

In section 41(1)(c), replace “summary instalment” with “debt repayment”.

45 Section 67 amended (Bankrupt must file statement of affairs with Assignee)

In section 67, insert as subsection (2):

(2)

The Assignee may reject a statement of affairs that in the Assignee’s opinion is incorrect or incomplete.

46 Section 149 amended (Prohibition of bankrupt entering business)

(1)

In section 149(1)(b), after “employed by”, insert “, or work without reward for,”.

(2)

In section 149(1)(c), after “employed by”, insert “, or work without reward for,”.

47 Sections 158 and 159 replaced

Replace sections 158 and 159 with:

158 Bankrupt may retain certain assets

(1)

The bankrupt may retain as the bankrupt’s own property the following assets:

(a)

the bankrupt’s necessary tools of trade:

(b)

necessary household furniture and effects, including clothing, for the bankrupt and the bankrupt’s relatives and dependants:

(c)

a motor vehicle (up to a maximum value of $6,000 $6,500).

(2)

For the purposes of subsection (1)(c), the value of a motor vehicle is the value that the Assignee in the Assignee’s discretion places on it.

(3)

The fact that the value of the motor vehicle is less than the maximum value specified in subsection (1)(c) does not give the bankrupt rights in relation to other assets in the bankrupt’s estate.

(4)

The Governor-General may, by Order in Council, amend subsection (1)(c) by increasing the maximum value to take account of any rise in the all groups index number of the New Zealand Consumers Price Index.

48 Section 160 amended (Retention of assets does not affect rights under charge or hire purchase agreement)

In section 160, delete “or 159”.

49 Section 161 repealed (Retention provisions do not confer rights to other assets)

Repeal section 161.

50 Section 162 amended (Relative or dependant may exercise bankrupt’s right to retain assets)

In section 162, delete “or 159”.

50A Section 164 amended (Assignee may allow bankrupt to retain money)

In section 164(1), replace $1,200 with $1,300.

51 Section 165 amended (Assignee may summon bankrupt and others to be examined)

(1)

Replace the heading to section 165 with Assignee may require bankrupt and others to be examined or provide information or assistance.

(2)

Replace section 165(1)(b) with:

(b)

require that person to do any 1 or more of the following:

(i)

produce and surrender to the Assignee or District Court Judge before whom that person appears any document in that person’s possession or control that relates to the bankrupt’s property, conduct, or dealings:

(ii)

provide the Assignee with any information that the Assignee requests about the bankrupt’s property, conduct, or dealings:

(iii)

assist the Assignee, to the best of the person’s ability, to carry out the Assignee’s functions and duties under this Act in respect of the bankrupt.

52 Section 171 amended (Assignee may obtain documents)

In section 171, replace “section 165(1)(b)” with section 165(1)(b)(i).

53 Section 178 amended (Record of examination)

(1)

Replace section 178(2)(a) with:

(a)

signed by the bankrupt; and

(2)

After section 178(2), insert:

(3)

The court may, if the bankrupt requests, require that the record of the examination be read over to the bankrupt before the bankrupt signs it.

54 Section 193 amended (Extension of 2 years and 6 months periods)

(1)

In the heading to section 193, replace 2 years with 5 years, 2 years,.

(2)

In section 193, replace 2 years or to 6 months means” with 5 years or to 2 years or to 6 months means 5 years or”.

55 Section 233 amended (Creditor must submit creditor’s claim form)

(1)

In section 233(1), delete “within the specified time”.

(2)

Repeal section 233(2).

56 New sections 233A and 233B and cross-heading inserted

After section 233, insert:

Late claims by creditors

233A Failure to submit claim within specified time

(1)

A creditor who fails to submit a creditor’s claim form within the specified time is not entitled to receive the benefit of the first distribution.

(2)

However, the Assignee may include the creditor in the first distribution if—

(a)

the creditor submits a creditor’s claim form before the distribution is made; and

(b)

the claim is admitted.

(3)

If the Assignee does not include the creditor in the first distribution, section 233B(2) applies to the creditor’s claim as if it were made, and admitted, after the first distribution.

(4)

In this section,—

first distribution means the first of any distributions by the Assignee of the bankrupt’s assets

specified time means the time for submitting the claim form that is specified by the Assignee by notice to the creditor or that is specified by the Assignee by advertisement in the prescribed manner.

233B Failure to claim before first distribution of assets

(1)

A creditor who fails to make a claim before the first distribution is made is excluded from the benefit of the first distribution.

(2)

However, the creditor is entitled to receive the benefit of the first distribution if, after that distribution,—

(a)

the creditor makes a claim; and

(b)

the claim is admitted; and

(c)

assets remain available for distribution.

(3)

In this section, first distribution has the same meaning as in section 233A.

57 Section 282 replaced (Definition of undistributed money)

Replace section 282 with:

282 Definition of undistributed money

In sections 283 to 289, undistributed money means either of the following:

(a)

any money that—

(i)

was received by the Assignee by the realisation of the property of the bankrupt; and

(ii)

remains after the Assignee deducts the costs of obtaining the Assignee’s release under sections 408 to 410, if applicable; and

(iii)

is required to be paid to any person under sections 274 to 281, but is not able to be distributed for any reason:

(b)

any money that is required to be distributed under section 358(1), but is not able to be distributed for any reason.

58 Section 286 replaced (Application of undistributed money held in bankruptcy surplus account)

Replace section 286 with:

286 Application of undistributed money held in bankruptcy surplus account

Undistributed money held in the bankruptcy surplus account may be used as follows:

(a)

for distribution to any person who remains to be paid,—

(i)

in the case of a bankruptcy, as set out in section 282(a)(iii):

(ii)

in the case of a debt repayment order, as set out in section 358(1); and

(b)

for the purposes of this Act, to the extent and in the manner allowed by this Act; and

(c)

subject to section 287, to replace, to the extent of the deficiency, any money misappropriated by an Assignee or any person employed under the provisions of this Act (other than subpart 2 of Part 5); and

(d)

subject to section 288, to meet the costs of court proceedings, obtaining legal advice, or employing an accountant or other experts in circumstances where the creditors of a bankrupt are unable to pay those costs, or it would be unfair or inequitable that they should do so.

59 New section 290A inserted (Automatic discharge of bankrupts who die before filing statement of affairs)

After section 290, insert:

290A Automatic discharge of bankrupts who die before filing statement of affairs

If a bankrupt dies before filing a statement of affairs, the bankrupt is automatically discharged from bankruptcy 3 years after the bankrupt’s death.

60 Part 5 heading amended

In the Part 5 heading, replace summary instalment with debt repayment.

61 Subpart 3 heading in Part 5 replaced

In Part 5, replace the subpart 3 heading with:

Subpart 3—Debt repayment orders

62 Section 340 replaced (Summary instalment order)

Replace section 340 with:

340 Debt repayment order

A debt repayment order is an order by the Assignee that the debtor pay their debts—

(a)

in instalments or otherwise; and

(b)

in full or to the extent that the Assignee considers practicable in the circumstances of the case.

63 Section 341 amended (Who may apply for order)

In section 341, replace “summary instalment” with “debt repayment”.

64 Section 342 amended (Form of application)

In section 342(1), replace “summary instalment” with “debt repayment”.

65 Section 343 replaced (Assignee may make summary instalment order)

Replace section 343 with:

343 Assignee may make debt repayment order

(1)

The Assignee may make a debt repayment order if the Assignee is satisfied that—

(a)

the debtor’s total unsecured debts (apart from any excluded debt) that would be provable in the debtor’s bankruptcy are not more than $47,000 $50,000; and

(b)

the debtor is unable immediately to pay those debts; and

(c)

the order relates only to those debts.

(2)

Before making the order, the Assignee must allow the debtor or a creditor to make representations, if the debtor or creditor wants to do so.

(3)

A debt repayment order is not invalid if the total amount of the debts proved is more than the amount specified in subsection (1)(a), but in that case—

(a)

the supervisor appointed under section 345 may refer the matter to the Assignee; and

(b)

the Assignee may, if the Assignee thinks appropriate, cancel the order.

(4)

The amount in subsection (1)(a) may be varied by the Governor-General by Order in Council to take account of increases in the all groups index number of the New Zealand Consumers Price Index.

66 Section 345 amended (Appointment of supervisor)

In section 345(1), replace “summary instalment” with “debt repayment”.

67 Section 346 amended (Role of supervisor)

In section 346(1), replace “term’s of the summary instalment” with “terms of the debt repayment”.

68 Section 349 amended (Period of instalments)

In section 349, replace “summary instalment” with “debt repayment”.

69 Section 350 amended (Variation or cancellation of order by Assignee on application from debtor, creditor, or supervisor)

In section 350, replace “summary instalment” with “debt repayment”.

70 Section 350A replaced (Cancellation of order by Assignee without application)

Replace section 350A with:

350A Cancellation of order by Assignee without application

The Assignee may (without an application from any person) cancel a debt repayment order if satisfied that the debtor—

(a)

is in default under the order; or

(b)

is able immediately to pay the debtor’s unsecured debts (apart from any excluded debt); or

(c)

cannot be located.

71 Section 351 amended (Effect of order)

In section 351, replace “summary instalment” with “debt repayment”.

72 Section 352 amended (Proceedings against debtor)

(1)

In section 352(1), after “debt”, insert “(other than an excluded debt)”.

(2)

In section 352, replace “summary instalment” with “debt repayment” in each place.

73 Section 353 amended (Supervisor must give notice of summary instalment order to creditors)

(1)

In the heading to section 353, replace summary instalment with debt repayment.

(2)

In section 353, replace “summary instalment” with “debt repayment”.

74 Section 354 amended (Public register of debtors subject to current summary instalment order)

(1)

In the heading to section 354, replace summary instalment with debt repayment.

(2)

In section 354(1), replace “summary instalment” with “debt repayment”.

75 Section 355 amended (Meaning of current summary instalment order)

(1)

In the heading to section 355, replace summary instalment with debt repayment.

(2)

In section 355, replace “summary instalment” with “debt repayment”.

76 Section 356 amended (Creditor’s claim)

In section 356(1), replace “summary instalment” with “debt repayment”.

77 Section 357 amended (Payment of debtor’s earnings to supervisor)

In section 357(1), replace “summary instalment” with “debt repayment”.

78 Section 358 replaced (Distribution of money paid by debtor)

Replace section 358 with:

358 Distribution of money paid by debtor

(1)

The supervisor must distribute the money paid by the debtor under the debt repayment order in the following order:

(a)

first, payment of the costs of administration (including the supervisor’s remuneration) in accordance with the prescribed scale:

(b)

secondly, the Assignee’s costs and fees:

(c)

thirdly, payment of the debts in accordance with the order:

(d)

fourthly, payment of any surplus to the debtor.

(2)

For the treatment of money that is not able to be distributed, see sections 282 to 289.

358A Discharge of debtor after distribution made

The debtor is discharged from the unsecured debts to which the debt repayment order relates if the supervisor pays in full, from the money received under the order, the amounts in section 358(1)(a) to (d).

358B Effect of discharge

(1)

On discharge under section 358A, the unsecured debts to which the debtor’s debt repayment order relates are cancelled, and the debtor is not liable to pay any part of the debts, including any penalties and interest that may have accrued.

(2)

However, subsection (1) does not apply to—

(a)

any debt or liability incurred by fraud or fraudulent breach of trust to which the debtor was a party:

(b)

any debt or liability for which the debtor has obtained forbearance through fraud to which the debtor was a party.

(3)

The debts and liabilities referred to in subsection (2) become again enforceable on discharge under section 358A, and the debtor is liable to pay any penalties and interest that may have accrued.

79 Section 359 amended (Default by debtor)

In section 359(1), replace “summary instalment” with “debt repayment”.

80 Section 360 amended (Offence of obtaining credit)

In section 360, replace “summary instalment” with “debt repayment” in each place.

81 Section 363 amended (Criteria for entry to no asset procedure)

(1)

In section 363(1)(d), replace (excluding any student loan balance) with (apart from any excluded debt).

(1)

Replace section 363(1)(d) with:

(d)

the debtor has total debts (apart from any excluded debt) that are not less than $1,000 and not more than $50,000; and

(2)

In section 363(1)(e), after “debts”, insert “; and”.

(3)

After section 363(1)(e), insert:

(f)

the outcome for any creditor would not be materially better if the debtor were adjudicated bankrupt.

(4)

Replace section 363(2) with:

(2)

In this section, realisable assets

(a)

excludes the assets that a bankrupt is allowed to retain under section 158; but

(b)

includes any assets (for example, gifted assets) that might be recoverable by the Assignee if the debtor were adjudicated bankrupt on the date of application for entry to the no asset procedure and if the irregular transaction provisions in subpart 7 of Part 3 applied.

82 Section 374 replaced (Assignee may apply for preservation order)

Replace section 374 with:

374 Assignee may apply for preservation order

(1)

This section applies if—

(a)

the Assignee intends to terminate, or has terminated, a debtor’s participation in the no asset procedure on the ground that the debtor concealed assets or misled the Assignee; or

(b)

the Assignee or a creditor intends, under section 377C, to apply for a reversal of the cancellation of a debtor’s debts on the ground that the debtor concealed assets or misled the Assignee.

(2)

The court may, on the application of the Assignee, make an order for the preservation of the debtor’s assets pending an application for the debtor’s adjudication.

(3)

The order—

(a)

may be on the terms and conditions that the court thinks fit; and

(b)

is effective, unless the court states otherwise, from the time that the order is made.

83 New sections 377C to 377E inserted

After section 377B, insert:

377C Court may reverse cancellation of debtor’s debts

(1)

The court may, on the application of the Assignee or a creditor, reverse the cancellation under section 377A of a debtor’s debts.

(2)

The cancellation of debts may be reversed at any time before 2 years after the date of the cancellation.

377D Grounds for reversing cancellation of debts

(1)

The court may reverse a cancellation under section 377A of a debtor’s debts if—

(a)

the debtor has been given notice of the application for cancellation (including the grounds relied on by the applicant); and

(b)

the court is satisfied that facts have been established that—

(i)

were not known to the Assignee before the debtor was discharged from the no asset procedure; and

(ii)

had the Assignee known of them, would have justified the Assignee in terminating the debtor’s participation in the no asset procedure under section 373(1)(a).

(2)

The court must not reverse the cancellation of debts if the applicant is a creditor and the facts relied on by the applicant were known to the applicant at the time the debtor was discharged.

377E Effect of reversal of cancellation of debts

(1)

If the court reverses a cancellation under section 377A of a debtor’s debts, the debts that were cancelled under section 377A(1) become again enforceable, and the debtor is liable to pay any penalties and interest that may have accrued during the debtor’s participation in the procedure or after the debtor was discharged.

(2)

However, the reversal does not prejudice or affect the validity of any contract, sale, disposition, or payment made or anything done by the debtor before the cancellation was reversed.

84 Section 441 amended (Regulations)

In section 441(1)(r), replace “summary instalment” with “debt repayment”.

85 Section 448 amended (Purposes of public registers)

In section 448, replace “summary instalment” with “debt repayment” in each place.

86 Section 449 amended (General information that must be held in public registers)

(1)

In section 449, replace “summary instalment” with “debt repayment” in each place.

(2)

After section 449(1)(a), insert:

(ab)

any other name (including any alias or trading name) used by P and known to the Assignee:

(3)

After section 449(1)(g), insert:

(ga)

if a debt repayment order is made in respect of P, the date of the debt repayment order:

(4)

In section 449(1)(n), replace “business postal address” with “electronic address”.

87 Section 453 amended (Search criteria)

In section 453, replace “summary instalment” with “debt repayment” in each place.

88 Section 454 amended (Search purposes)

In section 454, replace “summary instalment” with “debt repayment” in each place.

89 Consequential amendments to other enactments

Amend the enactments specified in Part 3 of Schedule 1 as set out in that Part.

90 Schedule 1AA amended

In Schedule 1AA, after Part 1, insert the Part 2 set out in Schedule 3 of this Act.

Part 9 Amendments to Limited Partnerships Act 2008

91 Amendments to Limited Partnerships Act 2008

This Part amends the Limited Partnerships Act 2008.

92 Section 8 amended (Requirements for limited partnership)

(1)

Replace section 8(4)(a)(ii) with:

(ii)

lives in an enforcement country and is a director of a body corporate that is incorporated in that enforcement country under a law that is equivalent to the Companies Act 1993:

(2)

Replace section 8(4)(b)(ii) with:

(ii)

live in an enforcement country and are directors of a body corporate that is incorporated in that enforcement country under a law that is equivalent to the Companies Act 1993:

(3)

Replace section 8(4)(c)(ii) with:

(ii)

live in an enforcement country and are directors of a body corporate that is incorporated in that enforcement country under a law that is equivalent to the Companies Act 1993:

(4)

Replace section 8(4)(e)(ii) with:

(ii)

live in an enforcement country and are directors of a body corporate that is incorporated in that enforcement country under a law that is equivalent to the Companies Act 1993.

93 Section 19A amended (Qualifications of general partners: natural persons)

After section 19A(2)(d), insert:

(da)

a person who is prohibited from being a director of a company under section 299(1)(b) of the Insolvency Act 2006:

(db)

a person who is prohibited from directly or indirectly being concerned, or taking part, in the management of a company under section 299(1)(c) of the Insolvency Act 2006:

94 Section 52 amended (Application for registration)

(1)

Repeal section 52(1)(d)(iii).

(2)

After section 52(2), insert:

(3)

If the requirement under section 8(4) is to be met by virtue of paragraph (a)(ii), (b)(ii), (c)(ii), or (e)(ii) of that section, the application must—

(a)

confirm that at least 1 of the natural persons referred to in that paragraph is a director of a body corporate that is incorporated in that enforcement country under a law that is equivalent to the Companies Act 1993; and

(b)

include the prescribed information in relation to that directorship.

95 Section 101 amended (Restoration to register of limited partnerships)

In section 101, delete “(except section 328(3)(a))”.

96 Consequential amendment to other enactment

Amend the enactment specified in Part 4 of Schedule 1 as set out in that Part.

Part 10 Amendments to Personal Property Securities Act 1999

97 Amendments to Personal Property Securities Act 1999

This Part amends the Personal Property Securities Act 1999.

98 Section 139 amended (Personal property securities register)

Replace section 139(1) with:

(1)

The Registrar must keep a register of personal property security interests known as the personal property securities register.

99 Section 140 amended (Contents of register)

Replace section 140(b) with:

(b)

if the debtor is an organisation that is incorporated,—

(i)

if it is incorporated in New Zealand, the unique number assigned to it on its incorporation; or

(ii)

if it is registered under Part 18 of the Companies Act 1993 or Part 3 of the Limited Partnerships Act 2008, the unique number assigned to it on its registration under that Act; or

(iii)

in any other case, the unique number (if any) assigned to it on its incorporation in its place of incorporation:

100 Section 142 amended (Data required to register financing statement)

Replace section 142(1)(c) with:

(c)

if the debtor is an organisation that is incorporated, its unique incorporation or registration number referred to in section 140(b):

101 Section 172 amended (Search criteria)

Replace section 172(b) to (d) with:

(b)

the name and address of the debtor:

(c)

if the debtor is an individual, the name and date of birth of the debtor:

(d)

if the debtor is an organisation that is incorporated, its unique incorporation or registration number referred to in section 140(b):

102 Consequential amendment to other enactment

Amend the enactment specified in Part 5 of Schedule 1 as set out in that Part.

Part 11 Amendments to Plant Variety Rights Act 1987

103 Amendments to Plant Variety Rights Act 1987

This Part amends the Plant Variety Rights Act 1987.

104 Section 5 amended (Applications)

In section 5(1)(c), after “within New Zealand”, insert “or Australia”.

105 Section 35 amended (Service of notices, etc)

In section 35(1)(b) and (c), after “in New Zealand”, insert “or Australia”.

106 Consequential amendment to other enactment

Amend the enactment specified in Part 6 of Schedule 1 as set out in that Part.

Part 12 Amendments to Takeovers Act 1993

107 Amendments to Takeovers Act 1993

This Part amends the Takeovers Act 1993.

108 Section 2 amended (Interpretation)

(1)

In section 2(1), insert in their appropriate alphabetical order:

accounting period has the same meaning as in section 5(1) of the Financial Reporting Act 2013

subsidiary has the same meaning as in sections 5 to 8 of the Companies Act 1993

(2)

In section 2(1), replace the definition of code company with:

code company

(a)

has the meaning given to it in section 2A; and

(b)

includes, for the purpose set out in section 2AB, a company for the time being treated as a code company under that section

109 Section 2A amended (Meaning of code company)

(1)

In section 2A(1), replace “a company that— ” with “a company— ”.

(2)

In section 2A(1)(a), replace “is”, with “that is”.

(3)

In section 2A(1)(b), replace “was”, with “that was”.

(4)

Replace section 2A(1)(c) with:

(c)

that—

(i)

has 50 or more shareholders and 50 or more share parcels; and

(ii)

is at least medium-sized.

(5)

Repeal section 2A(2).

(6)

After section 2A(3), insert:

(4)

In this section, a company is at least medium-sized if—

(a)

the company has completed 1 or more accounting periods and either or both of the following are true:

(i)

on the last day of the company’s most recently completed accounting period, the total assets of the company and its subsidiaries (if any) are at least $30 million:

(ii)

in the most recently completed accounting period, the total revenue of the company and its subsidiaries (if any) is at least $15 million; or

(b)

the company has not completed its first accounting period and on the last day of the most recently completed month the total assets of the company and its subsidiaries (if any) are at least $30 million.

110 New section 2AB inserted (Extended meaning of code company for purpose of completing code-regulated transactions)

After section 2A, insert:

2AB Extended meaning of code company for purpose of completing code-regulated transactions

(1)

This section applies if a company ceases to be a code company within the meaning of section 2A(1) as the result of, or during, a transaction or an event regulated under the takeovers code.

(2)

The company continues to be treated as a code company for the purpose of completing the transaction or event, until the transaction or event is complete and all requirements of the code in relation to the transaction or event have been complied with.

(3)

For the purposes of subsection (2), if, as a result of the transaction or event, a person becomes a dominant owner in the company, completing the transaction or event includes applying the compulsory acquisition rules in Part 7 of the code (and the transaction or event is not complete until those rules are applied).

(4)

Subsection (2) does not prevent the company from again becoming a code company under section 2A(1).

(5)

In this section,—

(a)

dominant owner, in relation to a company, means a person who becomes the holder or controller, or 2 or more persons acting jointly or in concert who become the holders or controllers, of 90% or more of the voting rights in the company (whether by reason of acceptances of an offer or otherwise):

(b)

words or expressions used in the definition of dominant owner have the same meanings as they have in the takeovers code:

(c)

a reference to rules in Part 7 of the code includes any other rules that, with or without modification, replace or correspond to those rules.

111 Schedule 1AA amended

In Schedule 1AA, after clause 1, insert the Part 2 set out in Schedule 4.

112 Consequential revocation of Takeovers Code (Small Code Companies) Exemption Notice 2016

The Takeovers Code (Small Code Companies) Exemption Notice 2016 (LI 2016/298) is revoked.

113 Consequential amendments to other enactment

Amend the enactment specified in Part 7 of Schedule 1 as set out in that Part.

Part 13 Amendments to Trade Marks Act 2002

114 Amendments to Trade Marks Act 2002

This Part amends the Trade Marks Act 2002.

115 Section 5 amended (Interpretation)

In section 5(1), definition of registered trade mark, after “means”, insert “, subject to section 60,”.

116 New section 7A inserted (Transitional, savings, and related provisions)

After section 7, insert:

7A Transitional, savings, and related provisions

The transitional, savings, and related provisions set out in Schedule 1AA have effect according to their terms.

117 New section 13A inserted (Trade mark not registrable if related certification trade mark owned)

After section 13, insert:

13A Trade mark not registrable if related certification trade mark owned

If a person owns a certification trade mark in respect of goods or services, a trade mark in respect of goods or services of the kind certified must not be registered in the name of that person.

118 Section 14 amended (Additional provisions that relate to registrability of certification trade marks)

In section 14(b), replace “carries on a trade in” with “owns a trade mark in respect of, or otherwise carries on trade in,”.

119 Section 53 replaced (Reissuing certificate of registration)

Replace section 53 with:

53 Replacement of certificate of registration

The Commissioner must issue a new certificate of registration to replace an existing certificate if—

(a)

an application for a new certificate of registration has been made in the prescribed manner; and

(b)

the prescribed fee, if any, has been paid.

120 Sections 59, 60, and 60A replaced

Replace sections 59, 60, and 60A with:

59 Procedure for renewal of registration

(1)

On application by the owner of a registered trade mark, the Commissioner must renew the registration of the trade mark from the date on which the registration expires (the expiry date).

(2)

An application for renewal must be made to the Commissioner—

(a)

not more than 12 months before, and not more than 6 months after, the expiry date; and

(b)

in the prescribed manner.

(3)

If the owner has not applied for renewal, the Commissioner must send to the owner a notice setting out—

(a)

the date on which the registration of the trade mark will expire; and

(b)

the conditions (as to the payment of fees or otherwise) on which the registration will be renewed (the renewal conditions); and

(c)

that,—

(i)

if the registration is not renewed before the expiry date, the register will be changed to record that the trade mark’s registration is subject to renewal status is registered-past expiry date; and

(ii)

if the registration has still not been renewed 6 months after the expiry date, the trade mark will be removed from the register.

(4)

The notice must be sent in the prescribed manner before the expiry date.

(5)

If the registration of a trade mark is not renewed before its expiry date, the Commissioner must record on the register that its registration is subject to renewal status is registered-past expiry date (until the registration is renewed or it is removed from the register).

(6)

The Commissioner must remove the trade mark from the register if—

(a)

notice has been sent under subsection (3); and

(b)

6 months have elapsed since the expiry date; and

(c)

the renewal conditions have not been met.

60 Status of trade mark that is subject to renewal

(1)

If the registration of a trade mark is subject to renewal, the trade mark

(a)

is not a registered trade mark for the purposes of subparts 1 to 3 of Part 4; but

(b)

is a registered trade mark for all other purposes.

(2)

The registration of a trade mark is subject to renewal if

(a)

its expiry date (referred to in section 59) has passed; but

(b)

the trade mark has not yet been removed from the register.

60 Effect of registered-past expiry date status

(1)

A trade mark has the status of registered-past expiry date if

(a)

the trade mark’s registration expiry date (referred to in section 59) has passed; but

(b)

the trade mark has not yet been removed from the register.

(2)

While the trade mark’s status is registered-past expiry date, the trade mark

(a)

is not a registered trade mark for the purposes of subparts 1 to 3 of Part 4; but

(b)

is a registered trade mark for all other purposes.

(3)

If the trade mark’s registration is renewed before it is removed from the register under section 59(6),

(a)

the renewed registration takes effect from the expiry date (see section 59(1)); and

(b)

the trade mark is taken to have remained a registered trade mark for all purposes from that date as if its status had not changed.

121 Section 65 amended (Application for revocation of registration of trade mark)

In section 65(1), after “mark”, insert “on any of the grounds set out in section 66”.

122 Section 66 amended (Grounds for revoking registration of trade mark)

(1)

In section 66(1), replace “registration of a trade mark may be revoked on any of the following grounds” with “grounds for revoking the registration of a trade mark are as follows”.

(2)

In section 66(2), replace “despite subsection (1), a trade mark may not be revoked” with “there are not grounds for revoking the registration of a trade mark”.

(3)

Replace section 66(3) with:

(3)

Subsection (1)(a) does not apply if the owner commences or resumes genuine use of the trade mark in the course of trade in New Zealand after the expiry of the 3-year period and before the application for revocation is made.

123 Section 68 amended (Revocation of registration of trade mark)

Replace section 68(1) with:

(1)

If the Commissioner or the court is satisfied that grounds for revocation of the registration of the trade mark exist, the Commissioner or court must,—

(a)

if the grounds exist in respect of all of the goods or services in respect of which the trade mark is registered, revoke the registration of the trade mark; or

(b)

if the grounds exist in respect of only some of the goods or services in respect of which the trade mark is registered, revoke the registration of the trade mark in so far as it relates to those goods or services.

124 Section 167 replaced (Security for costs)

Replace section 167 with:

167 Commissioner or court may require security for costs

(1)

The Commissioner or the court, as the case may be, may require a party to legal proceedings under this Act to give security for the costs of the proceedings if satisfied that—

(a)

the party does not reside, and does not carry on business, in New Zealand; or

(b)

there is reason to believe that the party will be unable to pay the costs of the other party if unsuccessful in the proceedings.

(2)

If the party does not give the security required, the Commissioner or the court may treat the proceedings as abandoned by the party and determine the matter accordingly.

125 Section 182 amended (Contents of register)

After section 182(b), insert:

(ba)

if the registration of the trade mark is subject to renewal trade mark’s status is registered-past expiry date (as defined in section 60), a statement to that effect:

126 Section 191 repealed (Declarations, etc, on behalf of certain persons)

Repeal section 191.

127 New Schedule 1AA inserted

Insert the Schedule 1AA set out in Schedule 5 of this Act as the first schedule to appear after the last section of the Trade Marks Act 2002.

128 Consequential amendments to other enactment

Amend the enactment specified in Part 8 of Schedule 1 as set out in that Part.

Part 14 Amendments to Weights and Measures Act 1987

129 Amendments to Weights and Measures Act 1987

This Part amends the Weights and Measures Act 1987.

130 Section 28 amended (Powers of Inspectors)

Replace section 28(1)(h)(i) with:

(i)

any goods sold, or currently kept, displayed, offered, or exposed for sale; or

131 Section 32 amended (Offences)

(1)

In section 32(i), replace “uses, sells, or offers or exposes for sale” with “uses, sells, leases, or offers or exposes for sale or lease”.

(2)

In section 32(j), replace “or sells” with “, sells, or leases”.

(3)

Replace section 32(k) with:

(k)

without lawful excuse—

(i)

increases or diminishes any stamped weight or measure; or

(ii)

uses, sells, leases, or offers or exposes for sale or lease any stamped weight or measure that has been increased or diminished; or

Schedule 1 Consequential amendments

ss 26, 39, 89, 96, 102, 106, 113, 128

Part 1Consequential amendment relating to amendments to Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act 2003

Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Regulations 2004 (SR 2004/240)

Revoke regulation 18A.

Part 2Consequential amendments relating to amendments to Geographical Indications (Wine and Spirits) Registration Act 2006

Geographical Indications (Wine and Spirits) Registration Regulations 2017 (LI 2017/146)

Replace regulation 3(1)(d) with:

(d)

Part 4 contains provisions relating to renewing the registration of a geographical indication:

In the Part 4 heading, delete and restoration.

Revoke regulation 36 and the cross-heading above regulation 36.

Revoke regulation 37(b).

Replace regulation 38 and the cross-heading above regulation 38 with:

38 Notice of pending expiry

(1)

For the purposes of section 47B(2)(aaa) of the Act, the prescribed period is 2 months before the registration’s expiry date.

(2)

A notice for the purposes of section 47B(1)(a) of the Act, must be sent to the last known postal or email address of each person or organisation referred to in that paragraph.

In Schedule 2, delete the 2 items relating to regulation 38.

Part 3Consequential amendments relating to amendments to Insolvency Act 2006

Protection of Personal and Property Rights Act 1988 (1988 No 4)

In Schedule 1, clause (1)(a)(ii), replace “summary instalment” with “debt repayment” in each place.

High Court Rules 2016 (LI 2016/225)

In rule 24.17(1)(b), replace “summary instalment” with “debt repayment”.

Insolvency (Personal Insolvency) Regulations 2007 (SR 2007/333)

In regulation 5, replace “summary instalment” with “debt repayment” in each place.

In the Part 5 heading, replace Summary instalment with Debt repayment.

In the heading to regulation 44, replace summary instalment with debt repayment.

In regulation 44(1), replace “summary instalment” with “debt repayment”.

In regulation 45(1), replace “summary instalment” with “debt repayment” in each place.

In the heading to regulation 47, replace summary instalment with debt repayment.

In regulation 47, replace “summary instalment” with “debt repayment”.

In regulation 48, replace “summary instalment” with “debt repayment” in each place.

In the heading to regulation 49, replace summary instalment with debt repayment.

In regulation 49(1), replace “summary instalment” with “debt repayment”.

In the heading to regulation 50, replace summary instalment with debt repayment.

In regulation 50(1), replace “summary instalment” with “debt repayment”.

In regulation 56, replace “summary instalment” with “debt repayment”.

In the heading to regulation 57, replace summary instalment with debt repayment.

In regulation 57(1), replace “summary instalment” with “debt repayment”.

In regulation 61(1), replace “summary instalment” with “debt repayment”.

In regulation 62(1), replace “summary instalment” with “debt repayment”.

In regulation 63(1), replace “summary instalment” with “debt repayment”.

In regulation 70, replace “summary instalment” with “debt repayment”.

In regulation 72(2), replace “summary instalment” with “debt repayment”.

Part 4Consequential amendment relating to amendments to Limited Partnerships Act 2008

Limited Partnerships Regulations 2008 (SR 2008/93)

Replace regulation 4(da) with:

(da)

if section 52(3) of the Act applies, in relation to the proposed general partner, or the director, partner, or general partner of the proposed general partner, who is a natural person and who lives in an enforcement country,—

(i)

whether the person is a director of a body corporate that is incorporated in that enforcement country under a law that is equivalent to the Companies Act 1993; and

(ii)

if so, that body corporate’s—

(A)

registered name; and

(B)

registration number or other unique identifier; and

(C)

registered office or, if there is no registered office required by law, the body corporate’s address for service:

Part 5Consequential amendment relating to amendments to Personal Property Securities Act 1999

Personal Property Securities Regulations 2001 (SR 2001/79)

Revoke regulation 15.

Part 6Consequential amendment relating to amendments to Plant Variety Rights Act 1987

Plant Variety Rights Regulations 1988 amended (SR 1988/101)

In regulation 9(c), after “New Zealand”, insert “or Australia”.

Part 7Consequential amendments relating to amendments to Takeovers Act 1993

Takeovers Code Approval Order 2000 (SR 2000/210)

This Part amends the takeovers code set out in the Schedule of the Takeovers Code Approval Order 2000.

In rule 3(1), replace the definition of code company with:

code company

(a)

has the meaning given to it in rule 3A; and

(b)

includes, for the purpose set out in rule 3AB, a company for the time being treated as a code company under that rule

In rule 3A(1), replace “a company that— ” with “a company— ”.

In rule 3A(1)(a), replace “is”, with “that is”.

In rule 3A(1)(b), replace “was”, with “that was”.

Replace rule 3A(1)(c) with:

(c)

that—

(i)

has 50 or more shareholders and 50 or more share parcels; and

(ii)

is at least medium-sized.

Revoke rule 3A(2).

After rule 3A(3), insert:

(3A)

In this rule, a company is at least medium-sized if—

(a)

the company has completed 1 or more accounting periods and either or both of the following is true:

(i)

on the last day of the company’s most recently completed accounting period, the total assets of the company and its subsidiaries (if any) are at least $30 million:

(ii)

in the most recently completed accounting period, the total revenue of the company and its subsidiaries (if any) is at least $15 million; or

(b)

the company has not completed its first accounting period and on the last day of the most recently completed month the total assets of the company and its subsidiaries (if any) are at least $30 million.

After rule 3A, insert:

3AB Extended meaning of code company for purpose of completing code-regulated transactions

(1)

This rule applies if a company ceases to be a code company within the meaning of rule 3A(1) as the result of, or during, a transaction or an event regulated under this code.

(2)

The company continues to be treated as a code company for the purpose of completing the transaction or event, until the transaction or event is complete and all requirements of the code in relation to the transaction or event have been complied with.

(3)

For the purposes of subclause (2), if, as a result of the transaction or event, a person becomes a dominant owner in the company, completing the transaction or event includes applying the compulsory acquisition rules in Part 7 (and the transaction or event is not complete until those rules are applied).

(4)

Subclause (2) does not prevent the company from again becoming a code company under rule 3A(1).

(5)

In this rule, dominant owner, in relation to a company, means a person who becomes the holder or controller, or 2 or more persons acting jointly or in concert who become the holders or controllers, of 90% or more of the voting rights in the company (whether by reason of acceptances of an offer or otherwise).

Part 8Consequential amendments relating to amendments to Trade Marks Act 2002

Trade Marks Regulations 2003 (SR 2003/187)

In regulation 132(1) and (3), replace “section 59(2)” with section 59(3).

Revoke regulation 132(3)(a).

In regulation 132(3)(b), replace “it” with “the registration”.

Revoke regulation 133(1)(b).

Revoke regulation 134 and the cross-heading above regulation 134.

Schedule 2 Amendments to Schedule 1AA of Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act 2003

s 25(3)

Regulatory Systems (Economic Development) Amendment Act (No 2) 2018

4 Creditor may, by notice to debtors, apply Part 3A to existing agreements

(1)

Part 3A applies to the existing agreements described in this clause.

(2)

The existing agreements are those agreements—

(a)

to which Part 3A (as in force immediately before the commencement of the Regulatory Systems Act 2018) would apply have applied if the agreements had been entered into on or after the date on which Part 3A came into force; and

(b)

in respect of which neither a creditor or a debtor has taken any action (such as issuing a pre-possession notice) under the principal Act or the Credit (Repossession) Act 1997, as in force immediately before the commencement of Part 3A; and

(c)

in respect of which any creditor under the agreement has given notice to every debtor under the agreement—

(i)

stating that Part 3A will apply to the agreement; and

(ii)

specifying the date on which Part 3A begins to apply to the agreement (which must be at least 5 working days after the last notice is given); and

(iii)

summarising the rights and obligations of the creditors and the debtors under Part 3A.

(3)

Part 3A applies to an existing agreement on and from the date referred to in subclause (2)(c)(ii) as if that agreement were a consumer credit contract.

(4)

On and from the date on which Part 3A begins to apply to an existing agreement, the Credit (Repossession) Act 1997 (as in force immediately before the commencement of Part 3A) ceases to apply for the purposes of the agreement.

(5)

Section 83ZQ applies to the giving and receiving of a notice under subclause (2).

5 Application of Part 3A and related provisions to existing credit contracts

(1)

This clause applies to a credit contract if,

(a)

immediately before the Regulatory Systems Act 2018 came into force, Part 3A applied to the contract; but

(b)

the contract is not a consumer credit contract.

(2)

The following provisions continue to apply to the contract as if that contract were a consumer credit contract:

(a)

section 5, definition of costs of borrowing:

(b)

section 9B, definitions of agreement, lender, and relevant guarantee:

(c)

section 9K:

(d)

Part 3A.

Schedule 3 New Part 2 inserted into Schedule 1AA of Insolvency Act 2006

s 90

Part 2 Provisions relating to relating to Regulatory Systems (Economic Development) Amendment Act (No 2) 2018

8 Interpretation

(1)

In this Part,—

Amendment Act means the Regulatory Systems (Economic Development) Amendment Act (No 2) 2018

commencement date means the date on which Part 8 of the Amendment Act comes into force

summary instalment order means a summary instalment order (as defined in former section 340) that was made under former section 343.

(2)

In this Part,—

(a)

a reference to a section (for example, section 158) is a reference to that section as in force on and from the commencement date; and

(b)

a reference to a former section (for example, former section 158) is a reference to that section as in force immediately before the commencement date.

9 Application of section 67(2) to statement of affairs filed before commencement date

Section 67(2) does not apply in relation to a statement of affairs filed with the Assignee before the commencement date.

10 Application of section 149

Section 149 applies to undischarged bankrupts—

(a)

whether they were adjudicated bankrupt before, on, or after the commencement date; and

(b)

whether the relevant work began before, on, or after the commencement date.

11 Former sections 158 and 159 apply if person adjudicated bankrupt before commencement date

If a person is adjudicated bankrupt before the commencement date,—

(a)

section 158 does not apply to the person; and

(b)

former sections 158(1) to (4), 159, 160, 161, and 162 continue to apply to the person.

12 First Order in Council under section 158(4) after commencement date

The first Order in Council made under section 158(4) after the commencement date may take into account any rise in the all groups index number of the New Zealand Consumers Price Index that occurred on or after 1 January 2016 1 July 2019.

12A Former section 164 applies if person adjudicated bankrupt before commencement date

If a person is adjudicated bankrupt before the commencement date,

(a)

section 164 does not apply to the person; and

(b)

former section 164 continues to apply to the person.

13 Application of section 165(1)(b)

Section 165(1)(b) applies whether the bankrupt to whom the requirement relates was adjudicated bankrupt before, on, or after the commencement date.

14 Former section 178 applies to public examination started before commencement date

Section 178 does not apply, and former section 178 continues to apply, to a public examination of a bankrupt that started before the commencement date.

15 Application of section 193 if gift or contribution made before commencement date

(1)

For the purposes of section 205,—

(a)

section 193 does not apply in relation to a gift made by a bankrupt before the commencement date; and

(b)

former section 193 continues to apply in relation to the gift.

(2)

For the purposes of section 213,—

(a)

section 193 does not apply in relation to a contribution made by a bankrupt before the commencement date; and

(b)

former section 193 continues to apply in relation to the contribution.

16 Application of sections 233 to 233B if person adjudicated bankrupt before commencement date

If a person is adjudicated bankrupt before the commencement date,—

(a)

sections 233 to 233B do not apply in relation to the person’s bankruptcy; and

(b)

former section 233 continues to apply in relation to the person’s bankruptcy.

17 Application of section 290A to bankrupt who died before commencement date

(1)

Section 290A applies to a bankrupt who dies after the date that is 3 years before the commencement date.

(2)

A bankrupt is automatically discharged from bankruptcy on the commencement date if the bankrupt died—

(a)

on or after 3 December 2007 but before or on the date that is 3 years before the commencement date; and

(b)

before filing a statement of affairs.

Summary instalment orders

18 Debt repayment order includes summary instalment order

On and from the commencement date, a reference in this Act, any other enactment, or any instrument or document to a debt repayment order includes a summary instalment order unless—

(a)

this Part provides otherwise; or

(b)

the context otherwise requires.

19 Outstanding applications for summary instalment orders

(1)

An application made under former section 342 for a summary instalment order must, on and from the commencement date, be treated as an application for a debt repayment order.

(2)

Subclause (1) applies unless the Assignee has, before the commencement date, made a summary instalment order (or, as the case may be, declined to make the order) in response to the application.

20 Former section 350A continues to apply to summary instalment orders

Section 350A does not apply, and former section 350A continues to apply, to summary instalment orders.

21 Former section 352 continues to apply to summary instalment orders

Section 352 does not apply, and former section 352 continues to apply, to a debtor in respect of whom a summary instalment order was made before the commencement date.

22 Section 358B(2) and (3) applies if debtor discharged on or after commencement

Section 358B(2) and (3) applies in relation to the discharge of a debtor from a debt repayment order only if the discharge occurs on or after the commencement date.

No asset procedure

23 Former section 363 continues to apply if application made before commencement date

Section 363 does not apply, and former section 363 continues to apply, in relation to a debtor who applied for entry to the no asset procedure before the commencement date.

24 Court may not reverse cancellation of debts if discharge occurred before commencement date

(1)

The court may not exercise its powers under sections 377C to 377E in relation to the debts of a person who was discharged from the no asset procedure before the commencement date.

(2)

The court may not exercise its powers under section 374 on the ground in section 374(1)(b) in relation to the assets of a person who was discharged from the no asset procedure before the commencement date.

25 Application of section 449

(1)

Section 449(1)(ab) applies in respect of a person (P) who is or has been bankrupt (whether P was adjudicated bankrupt before, on, or after the commencement date and whether the bankruptcy was first entered on the public register before, on, or after the commencement date).

(2)

Section 449(1)(ga) applies in respect of a person who is subject to a current debt repayment order (whether the order was made before, on, or after the commencement date and whether the order was first entered on the public register before, on, or after the commencement date).

(3)

Section 449(1)(n) applies in respect of a person who is subject to a current debt repayment order (whether the order was made before, on, or after the commencement date and whether the order was first entered on the public register before, on, or after the commencement date).

Schedule 4 New Part 2 inserted into Schedule 1AA of Takeovers Act 1993

s 111

Part 2 Provision relating to Regulatory Systems (Economic Development) Amendment Act (No 2) 2018

2 Existing transactions unaffected

(1)

This Act, the takeovers code, and any relevant exemptions from the takeovers code, as in force immediately before commencement, continue to apply to every transaction and event regulated under the code (or that would be regulated under the code but for an exemption) that has started but is not completed before commencement (an existing transaction), until the existing transaction is complete and all requirements of the code and any exemptions (as relevant) have been complied with.

(2)

In particular, a company that, because it is not at least medium-sized, ceases to be a code company on commencement continues to be a treated as a code company for the purpose of completing existing transactions (if any).

(3)

For the purposes of this clause, if, as a result of an existing transaction, a person becomes a dominant owner in the company, completing existing transactions includes applying the compulsory acquisition rules in Part 7 of the code (and the existing transaction is not complete until those rules are applied).

(4)

Subclause (2)

(a)

does not limit subclause (1); and

(b)

does not prevent the company from again becoming a code company.

(5)

In this clause,—

commencement means commencement of Part 12 of the Regulatory Systems (Economic Development) Amendment Act (No 2) 2018

dominant owner, in relation to a company, means a person who becomes the holder or controller, or 2 or more persons acting jointly or in concert who become the holders or controllers, of 90% or more of the voting rights in the company (whether by reason of acceptances of an offer or otherwise); and words or expressions used in the definition of dominant owner have the same meanings as they have in the takeovers code.

Schedule 5 New Schedule 1AA inserted into Trade Marks Act 2002

s 127

Schedule 1AA Transitional, savings, and related provisions

s 7A

Part 1 Provisions relating to Regulatory Systems (Economic Development) Amendment Act (No 2) 2018

1 Restoration provisions continued for trade marks removed before commencement date

(1)

Despite their replacement or revocation by the Amendment Act, the restoration provisions continue to apply in relation to a trade mark that, before the commencement date, was removed from the register for non-payment of the renewal fee.

(2)

This clause is repealed at the close of the day that is 1 year after the commencement date.

(3)

In this clause,—

Amendment Act means the Regulatory Systems (Economic Development) Amendment Act (No 2) 2018

commencement date means the date on which section 120 of the Amendment Act comes into force

restoration provisions means sections 59 and 60 of this Act and regulation 134 of the Trade Marks Regulations 2003 as in force immediately before the commencement date.

Legislative history

12 December 2018

Introduction (Bill 100–1)

21 February 2019

First reading and referral to Economic Development, Science and Innovation Committee