COVID-19 Response (Further Management Measures) Legislation Bill

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Schedule 13 Internal Affairs

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Part 1 Amendment to Fire and Emergency New Zealand Act 2017

1 Amendment to Fire and Emergency New Zealand Act 2017

This Part amends the Fire and Emergency New Zealand Act 2017.

2 Section 52 amended (FENZ may prohibit fire in open air and prohibit or restrict other activities)

After section 52(2), insert:

(2A)

At any time while the Epidemic Preparedness (COVID-19) Notice 2020 is in force, FENZ may also prohibit the lighting of fires in open air in any area without needing to consider the matters in section 52(2).

(2B)

This subsection and subsection (2A) are repealed when the Epidemic Preparedness (COVID-19) Notice 2020 expires or is revoked.

Part 2 Amendment to Gambling Act 2003

3 Amendment to Gambling Act 2003

This Part amends the Gambling Act 2003.

4 New section 4A inserted (Modification of definition of remote interactive gambling during specified period due to effects of COVID-19)

After section 4, insert:

4A Modification of definition of remote interactive gambling during specified period due to effects of COVID-19

(1)

The purpose of this section is to enable certain class 3 gambling operators to undertake remote interactive gambling for a specified period due to the effects of COVID-19 on their ability to fund-raise.

(2)

This section applies during the period—

(a)

beginning on the day on which this section comes into force; and

(b)

ending on the close of 31 October 2021.

(3)

While this section applies, paragraph (b) of the definition of remote interactive gambling in section 4(1) must be read as if the following subparagraph were inserted after subparagraph (iv):

“(v)

class 3 gambling in the form of a raffle conducted by Countdown Kids Charitable Trust, the National Heart Foundation of New Zealand, or Royal New Zealand Coastguard Incorporated (a specified operator), but only where all or any of the following apply:

(A)

the specified operator offers tickets, or a person makes a request for a ticket, in the raffle by email or telephone:

(B)

payment for a ticket is made via a communication device:

(C)

a ticket is issued electronically.”

(4)

This section is repealed on the close of 31 October 2021.

(5)

The repeal of this section does not otherwise affect the previous operation of the definition of remote interactive gambling (as amended by this section) or anything done under it.