Shop Trading Hours Act Repeal (Waitaki Easter Trading) Amendment Bill

  • defeated on 27 June 2012

Shop Trading Hours Act Repeal (Waitaki Easter Trading) Amendment Bill

Member's Bill

191—1

Explanatory note

This bill seeks to address the anomaly that occurs within parts of the Queenstown Lakes and Central Otago areas, where Queenstown has an exemption to trade over Easter, but other towns do not.

General policy statement

The purpose of the Bill is to allow all retailers within districts covered by the Waitaki Electorate to trade on Good Friday and Easter Sunday.

Clause by clause analysis

Clause 1 is the Title clause.

Clause 2 is the commencement clause and provides that the Bill comes into force on the day after the date on which it receives the Royal assent.

Clause 3 states that the Bill amends the Shop Trading Hours Act Repeal Act 1990 (the principal Act).

Clause 4 is the interpretation clause.

Clause 5 inserts new section 4B to allow all retailers within districts covered by the Waitaki Electorate to trade on Good Friday or Easter Sunday.

Clause 6 adds new Schedule 2 to the principal Act.


Jacqui Dean

Shop Trading Hours Act Repeal (Waitaki Easter Trading) Amendment Bill

Member's Bill

191—1

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title
  • This Act is the Shop Trading Hours Act Repeal (Waitaki Easter Trading) Amendment Act 2010.

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 Shop Trading Hours Act Repeal Act 1990.

4 Interpretation
  • Section 2 is amended by inserting the following definition in its appropriate alphabetical order:

    territorial authority means a territorial authority within the meaning of the Local Government Act 2002.

5 New section 4B inserted
  • The following section is inserted after section 4A:

    4B Certain shops may remain open on Good Friday and Easter Sunday
    • Section 3(1) does not apply to a shop on Good Friday or Easter Sunday if the shop is located in the district of a territorial authority listed in Schedule 2.

6 New Schedule 2 added
  • Schedule 2 as set out in the Schedule to this Act is added.


Schedule 
New Schedule 2 added

s 6

Schedule 2
Territorial authorities for the purposes of section 4B

s 4B

Central Otago District Council

Mackenzie District Council

Queenstown-Lakes District Council

Timaru District Council

Waimate District Council

Waitaki District Council