Racing (Harm Prevention and Minimisation) Regulations 2004

Reprint
as at 3 September 2004

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Racing (Harm Prevention and Minimisation) Regulations 2004

(SR 2004/291)

Silvia Cartwright, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 30th day of August 2004

Present:
Her Excellency the Governor-General in Council


Note

Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this reprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this reprint, together with other explanatory material about this reprint.

These regulations are administered by the Department of Internal Affairs.


Pursuant to section 65F of the Racing Act 2003, Her Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.

Regulations

1 Title
  • These regulations are the Racing (Harm Prevention and Minimisation) Regulations 2004.

2 Commencement
  • (1) Regulations 4 and 5 come into force on 1 April 2005.

    (2) Regulation 6 comes into force on 1 October 2005.

    (3) The rest of these regulations come into force on 1 October 2004.

3 Interpretation
  • (1) In these regulations, Act means the Racing Act 2003.

    (2) In these regulations, a term that is defined in the Act and used, but not defined, in these regulations has the same meaning as in the Act.

4 Restriction on automatic teller machines
  • The Board must ensure that there are no automatic teller machines available at a Board venue.

5 Requirement to provide information about problem gambling
  • The Board must, at each Board venue, display signage that is clearly visible to players that—

    • (a) encourages players to gamble only at levels they can afford; and

    • (b) contains advice about how to seek assistance for problem gambling.

6 Requirement to provide problem gambling awareness training
  • (1) The Board must provide problem gambling awareness training to each employee who is involved in supervising racing betting or sports betting at a Board venue.

    (2) As a minimum, the training referred to in subclause (1) must enable the employee to whom the training has been provided to—

    • (a) approach a player that the employee has reasonable grounds to believe may be experiencing difficulties related to gambling:

    • (b) provide information to a player about the characteristics of problem gambling (including recognised signs of problem gambling):

    • (c) provide information to a player about the potential risks and consequences of problem gambling:

    • (d) provide information to a player about how to access problem gambling services:

    • (e) remind a player that the Board may refuse to accept a bet under section 65 of the Act.

Diane Morcom,
Clerk of the Executive Council.


Explanatory note

This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These regulations, which (except for regulations 4 to 6) come into force on 1 October 2004, prescribe matters relating to harm prevention and minimisation under the Racing Act 2003.

Regulation 4 provides that, on and from 1 April 2005, the New Zealand Racing Board (the Board) must ensure that no automatic teller machines are available at Board venues.

Regulation 5 provides that, on and from 1 April 2005, the Board must display signage at each Board venue that encourages players to gamble only at levels they can afford and contains advice about how to seek assistance for problem gambling.

Regulation 6 provides that, on and from 1 October 2005, the Board must provide problem gambling awareness training to each employee who is involved in supervising racing betting or sports betting at a Board venue.


Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 2 September 2004.


Contents

  • 1General

  • 2Status of reprints

  • 3How reprints are prepared

  • 4Changes made under section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989

  • 5List of amendments incorporated in this reprint (most recent first)


Notes
1 General
  • This is a reprint of the Racing (Harm Prevention and Minimisation) Regulations 2004. The reprint incorporates all the amendments to the regulations as at 3 September 2004, as specified in the list of amendments at the end of these notes.

    Relevant provisions of any amending enactments that have yet to come into force or that contain relevant transitional or savings provisions are also included, after the principal enactment, in chronological order.

2 Status of reprints
  • Under section 16D of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989, reprints are presumed to correctly state, as at the date of the reprint, the law enacted by the principal enactment and by the amendments to that enactment. This presumption applies even though editorial changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in the reprint.

    This presumption may be rebutted by producing the official volumes of statutes or statutory regulations in which the principal enactment and its amendments are contained.

3 How reprints are prepared
  • A number of editorial conventions are followed in the preparation of reprints. For example, the enacting words are not included in Acts, and provisions that are repealed or revoked are omitted. For a detailed list of the editorial conventions, see http://www.pco.parliament.govt.nz/legislation/reprints.shtml or Part 8 of the Tables of Acts and Ordinances and Statutory Regulations, and Deemed Regulations in Force.

4 Changes made under section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989
  • Section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 authorises the making of editorial changes in a reprint as set out in sections 17D and 17E of that Act so that, to the extent permitted, the format and style of the reprinted enactment is consistent with current legislative drafting practice. Changes that would alter the effect of the legislation are not permitted.

    A new format of legislation was introduced on 1 January 2000. Changes to legislative drafting style have also been made since 1997, and are ongoing. To the extent permitted by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989, all legislation reprinted after 1 January 2000 is in the new format for legislation and reflects current drafting practice at the time of the reprint.

    In outline, the editorial changes made in reprints under the authority of section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 are set out below, and they have been applied, where relevant, in the preparation of this reprint:

    • omission of unnecessary referential words (such as of this section and of this Act)

    • typeface and type size (Times Roman, generally in 11.5 point)

    • layout of provisions, including:

      • indentation

      • position of section headings (eg, the number and heading now appear above the section)

    • format of definitions (eg, the defined term now appears in bold type, without quotation marks)

    • format of dates (eg, a date formerly expressed as the 1st day of January 1999 is now expressed as 1 January 1999)

    • position of the date of assent (it now appears on the front page of each Act)

    • punctuation (eg, colons are not used after definitions)

    • Parts numbered with roman numerals are replaced with arabic numerals, and all cross-references are changed accordingly

    • case and appearance of letters and words, including:

      • format of headings (eg, headings where each word formerly appeared with an initial capital letter followed by small capital letters are amended so that the heading appears in bold, with only the first word (and any proper nouns) appearing with an initial capital letter)

      • small capital letters in section and subsection references are now capital letters

    • schedules are renumbered (eg, Schedule 1 replaces First Schedule), and all cross-references are changed accordingly

    • running heads (the information that appears at the top of each page)

    • format of two-column schedules of consequential amendments, and schedules of repeals (eg, they are rearranged into alphabetical order, rather than chronological).

5 List of amendments incorporated in this reprint (most recent first)