Electoral (Expenditure Limit) Order 2014

  • revoked
  • Electoral (Expenditure Limit) Order 2014: revoked, on 1 July 2015, by clause 7 of the Electoral (Expenditure Limit) Order 2015 (LI 2015/101).

Reprint as at 1 July 2015

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Electoral (Expenditure Limit) Order 2014

(LI 2014/152)

Electoral (Expenditure Limit) Order 2014: revoked, on 1 July 2015, by clause 7 of the Electoral (Expenditure Limit) Order 2015 (LI 2015/101).

Rt Hon Dame Sian Elias, Administrator of the Government

Order in Council

At Wellington this 19th day of May 2014

Present:
Her Excellency the Administrator of the Government in Council

Note

Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

This order is administered by the Ministry of Justice.

Pursuant to section 266A of the Electoral Act 1993, Her Excellency the Administrator of the Government, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council and on the recommendation of the Minister of Justice, makes the following order.

Order

1 Title

This order is the Electoral (Expenditure Limit) Order 2014.

2 Commencement

This order comes into force on 1 July 2014.

Amendments to Electoral Act 1993

3 Section 204B amended (Persons who may promote election advertisements)

In the Electoral Act 1993, section 204B(1)(d), replace “$12,300” with “$12,500”.

4 Section 205C amended (Maximum amount of candidate’s total election expenses)

(1)

In the Electoral Act 1993, section 205C(1)(a), replace “$25,700” with “$26,100”.

(2)

In the Electoral Act 1993, section 205C(1)(b), replace “$51,300” with “$52,100”.

5 Section 206C amended (Maximum amount of party’s total election expenses)

(1)

In the Electoral Act 1993, section 206C(1)(a), replace “$1,091,000” with “$1,108,000”.

(2)

In the Electoral Act 1993, section 206C(1)(b), replace “$25,700” with “$26,100”.

(3)

In the Electoral Act 1993, section 206C(2), replace “$25,700” with “$26,100”.

6 Section 206V amended (Maximum amount of registered promoter’s total election expenses)

In the Electoral Act 1993, section 206V(1), replace “$308,000” with “$313,000”.

Revocation

7 Electoral (Expenditure Limit) Order 2013 revoked

The Electoral (Expenditure Limit) Order 2013 (SR 2013/136) is revoked.

Michael Webster,
Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.

This order, which comes into force on 1 July 2014, adjusts the expenditure limits in the Electoral Act 1993 (the Act) as follows:

  • the amount of advertising expenses that may be incurred by an unregistered promoter in relation to election advertisements published during any regulated period increases from $12,300 to $12,500 (section 204B(1)(d) of the Act):

  • the total amount of election expenses that may be incurred by a candidate in respect of any regulated period—

  • the total amount of election expenses that may be incurred by a party in respect of any regulated period, if the party is listed in the party vote part of the ballot paper issued for a general election,—

    • increases from $1,091,000 to $1,108,000 (section 206C(1)(a) of the Act); and

    • increases from $25,700 to $26,100 for each electoral district contested by a candidate for the party (section 206C(1)(b) of the Act):

  • the total amount of election expenses that may be incurred by a party in respect of any regulated period, if the party is not listed in the party vote part of the ballot paper issued for a general election, increases from $25,700 to $26,100 for each electoral district contested by a candidate for the party (section 206C(2) of the Act):

  • the total amount of election expenses that may be incurred by a registered promoter in respect of any regulated period increases from $308,000 to $313,000 (section 206V(1) of the Act).

These adjustments reflect the movement between the Consumers Price Index All Groups (the CPI) for the quarter ending 31 March 2013 and the CPI for the quarter ending 31 March 2014 (1.5332%).

In accordance with section 266A(4) of the Act, rounding to the next whole hundred dollars has been applied to the adjustment amounts as follows:

In accordance with section 266A(5) of the Act, rounding to the next whole thousand dollars has been applied to the adjusted amounts as follows:

In accordance with section 266A(6) of the Act, the adjustments in this order are based on adjusted amounts before they were rounded up for the purposes of the Electoral (Expenditure Limit) Order 2013. Those amounts (before rounding up) are as follows:

This order also revokes the Electoral (Expenditure Limit) Order 2013, which is superseded. However, the adjustments made by this order do not apply to the 2014 general election as the regulated period for the election (20 June 2014 to 19 September 2014) begins before the order comes into force and continues after the order comes into force. Section 266A(6A) of the Electoral Act 1993 provides that in this circumstance the adjustments made in the previous year apply to the election.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 22 May 2014.

Reprints notes
1 General

This is a reprint of the Electoral (Expenditure Limit) Order 2014 that incorporates all the amendments to that order as at the date of the last amendment to it.

2 Legal status

Reprints are presumed to correctly state, as at the date of the reprint, the law enacted by the principal enactment and by any amendments to that enactment. Section 18 of the Legislation Act 2012 provides that this reprint, published in electronic form, has the status of an official version under section 17 of that Act. A printed version of the reprint produced directly from this official electronic version also has official status.

3 Editorial and format changes

Editorial and format changes to reprints are made using the powers under sections 24 to 26 of the Legislation Act 2012. See also http://www.pco.parliament.govt.nz/editorial-conventions/.

4 Amendments incorporated in this reprint

Electoral (Expenditure Limit) Order 2015 (LI 2015/101): clause 7