New Zealand Bill of Rights (Declarations of Inconsistency) Amendment Bill

4 New section 7A inserted (Attorney-General to report to Parliament declaration of inconsistency)

After section 7, insert:

7A Attorney-General to report to Parliament declaration of inconsistency

(1)

This section applies if a declaration made by a senior court that an enactment is inconsistent with this Bill of Rights (and not made under section 92J of the Human Rights Act 1993) becomes final because—

(a)

no appeals, or applications for leave to appeal, against the making of the declaration are lodged in the period for lodging them; or

(b)

all lodged appeals, or applications for leave to appeal, against the making of the declaration are withdrawn or dismissed.

(2)

The Attorney-General must present to the House of Representatives, not later than the sixth sitting day of the House of Representatives after the declaration becomes final, a report bringing the declaration to the attention of the House of Representatives.