Electoral (Advertisements of a Specified Kind) Amendment Regulations 2017

2017/84

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Electoral (Advertisements of a Specified Kind) Amendment Regulations 2017

Hon Sir William Young, Administrator of the Government

Order in Council

At Wellington this 8th day of May 2017

Present:
His Excellency the Administrator of the Government in Council

These regulations are made under section 267A(1)(a) of the Electoral Act 1993 on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council and on the recommendation of the Minister of Justice, whose recommendation has been made—

(a)

after consultation on regulation 4 with the Minister who is for the time being responsible for the administration of the Land Transport Act 1998; and

(b)

after being satisfied that—

(i)

the regulations do not restrict the rights of candidates and political parties any more than is reasonably necessary to ensure that an advertisement of a specified kind does not endanger the safety of road users; and

(ii)

the recommendation is agreed by at least half of the parliamentary leaders of all political parties represented in Parliament; and

(iii)

the members of Parliament of the political parties whose parliamentary leaders agree with the Minister’s recommendation comprise at least 75% of all members of Parliament.

Regulations

1 Title

These regulations are the Electoral (Advertisements of a Specified Kind) Amendment Regulations 2017.

2 Commencement

These regulations come into force on 23 June 2017.

3 Principal regulations

These regulations amend the Electoral (Advertisements of a Specified Kind) Regulations 2005 (the principal regulations).

4 Regulation 4 amended (Application)

In regulation 4(b), replace “2 months” with “9 weeks”.

Michael Webster,
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 come into force on 23 June 2017, amend the Electoral (Advertisements of a Specified Kind) Regulations 2005 (the principal regulations) by changing the start of the period during which regulations 5 to 8 of the principal regulations apply from 2 months before polling day to 9 weeks before polling day. This amendment is required as a consequence of a corresponding amendment made to section 221B of the Electoral Act 1993 by the Electoral Amendment Act 2017.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 11 May 2017.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Justice.