Gas (Information Disclosure and Penalties) Amendment Bill

Hon Dr Megan Woods

Gas (Information Disclosure and Penalties) Amendment Bill

Government Bill

224—1

Contents

Explanatory note
1Title
2Commencement
3Principal Act
4Section 2 amended (Interpretation)
5New section 3A inserted (Transitional, savings, and related provisions)
3ATransitional, savings, and related provisions
6Section 43B amended (Outline of Part)
7Section 43C amended (Outline of regulation-making powers)
8Section 43D amended (Interpretation)
9Section 43F amended (Gas governance regulations for wholesale market, processing facilities, transmission, and distribution of gas)
10Section 43I amended (Which gas governance regulations can be made if there is no industry body or Commission)
11Section 43J amended (Which gas governance regulations can be made if there is industry body but no Commission)
12Section 43T repealed
13New section 43TA inserted (Supplementary empowering provision for pecuniary penalties for consumers (other than domestic consumers))
43TASupplementary empowering provision for pecuniary penalties for consumers (other than domestic consumers)
14Section 43V amended (Privileges protected)
15Section 43X amended (Rulings Panel may make certain orders)
16Section 43ZP amended (What Minister can do with industry body recommendations about wholesale market, processing facilities, transmission, and distribution of gas)
17New subpart 5 of Part 4A inserted
43ZZSWhen High Court may order certain consumers to pay pecuniary penalty
43ZZTConsiderations for High Court in deciding on amount of pecuniary penalty
43ZZURules of civil procedure and civil standard of proof apply
43ZZVOnly 1 pecuniary penalty order may be made for same conduct
18New Schedule 1AA inserted
19Amendments to Gas Governance (Compliance) Regulations 2008
20Regulation 51 revoked (Offence to breach compliance orders)
21Regulation 52 amended (Rulings Panel may order payment of civil pecuniary penalty up to $20,000)
22Amendments to Gas Governance (Critical Contingency Management) Regulations 2008
23Regulations 82A and 82B revoked

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: