Electoral Finance Amendment Bill

  • discharged on 12 March 2009

Electoral Finance Amendment Bill

Member's Bill

204—1

Explanatory note

The purpose of this amendment is to ensure that the financial agents of political parties and candidates do not have to publish their physical home address on election advertisements that they promote.

Clause by clause analysis

Clause 1 is the title clause.

Clause 2 provides for the bill to come into force on the day after the date on which it receives the Royal assent.

Clause 3 provides that the principal Act amended is the Electoral Finance Act 2007.

Clause 4 substitutes a new definition of address in section 4 of the principal Act.


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Electoral Finance Amendment Bill

Member's Bill

204—1

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title
  • This Act is the Electoral Finance Amendment Act 2008.

2 Commencement
  • This Act comes into force on the day after the date on which it receives the Royal assent.

3 Principal Act amended
  • This Act amends the Electoral Finance Act 2007.

4 Section 4 amended
  • Section 4 is amended by omitting the definition of address and substituting the following:

    address

    • (a) in section 63 means,—

      • (i) in relation to the financial agent of a party, the full address of his or her place of residence or business, or the head office of the party:

      • (ii) in relation to the financial agent of a candidate, the full address of his or her place of residence or business:

      • (iii) in relation to the financial agent of a third party,—

        • (A) if the third party is an individual, the full address of his or her place of residence:

        • (B) if the third party is a body corporate or an unincorporated body, the full address of its principal place of business or head office:

    • (b) in section 65 means,—

      • (i) in relation to the financial agent of a party, the full address of his or her place of residence or business, or the head office of the party:

      • (ii) in relation to the financial agent of a candidate, the full address of his or her place of residence or business:

    • (c) in all other sections of this Act means,—

      • (i) in relation to an individual, the full address of his or her place of residence:

      • (ii) in relation to a body corporate or unincorporated, the full address of its principal place of business or head office.