Electoral (Entrenchment of Māori Seats) Amendment Bill

Electoral (Entrenchment of Māori Seats) Amendment Bill

Member’s Bill

56—1

Explanatory note

General policy statement

The purpose of the Electoral (Entrenchment of Māori Seats) Amendment Bill is to entrench the provisions of the Electoral Act 1993 that relate to the Māori electorates. The provisions relating to the General electorates are currently entrenched but the provisions relating to the Māori electorates are not. This Bill corrects that constitutional imbalance by adding the provisions that relate to the Māori electorates to the list of entrenched provisions.

Clause by clause analysis

Clause 1 states the Bill’s title.

Clause 2 describes the commencement date.

Clause 3 says that the Act being amended is the Electoral Act 1993.

Clause 4 amends section 268(1) to add provisions to the list of entrenched provisions.