Electoral (Integrity Repeal) Amendment Bill

Electoral (Integrity Repeal) Amendment Bill

Member’s Bill

304—1

Explanatory note

General policy statement

This Bill reverses the changes made to the Electoral Act 1993 by the Electoral (Integrity) Amendment Act 2018.

Clause by clause analysis

Clause 1 is the Title clause.

Clause 2 is the commencement clause and provides for the Act to come into force on the day after the date on which it receives the Royal assent.

Clause 3 identifies the Electoral Act 1993 as the Act being amended (the principal Act).

Clause 4 amends section 55 of the principal Act to remove reference to the seat of a member of Parliament becoming vacant in accordance with the operation of section 55A.

Clause 5 repeals sections 55AAB to 55E of the principal Act.

Clause 6 consequentially amends section 133 of the principal Act to delete a reference to section 55A.

Rt Hon David Carter

Electoral (Integrity Repeal) Amendment Bill

Member’s Bill

304—1

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title

This Act is the Electoral (Integrity Repeal) Amendment Act 2020.

2 Commencement

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

3 Principal Act

This Act amends the Electoral Act 1993 (the principal Act).

4 Section 55 amended (How vacancies created)

Repeal section 55(1)(fa).

5 Sections 55AAB to 55E repealed

Repeal sections 55AAB to 55E.

6 Section 133 amended (No writ to issue pending election petition)

In section 133, delete “or 55A”.