Supplementary Order Paper No 103

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No 103

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Thursday, 29 March 2007

Oaths Modernisation Bill


Proposed amendments

Hone Harawira, in Committee, to move the following amendments:

Clause 7: new section 17

To add the following subsection as subsection (2):

  • (2) The person taking the oath may, at that person’s discretion, make before the words of imprecation, the following statement:

    English form
    I will uphold the Treaty of Waitangi.
    Maori form
    Ka whakaūngia e au te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Clause 7: new section 18

To add the following subsection as subsection (2):

  • (2) The person taking the oath may, at that person’s discretion, make before the words of imprecation, the following statement:

    English form
    I will uphold the Treaty of Waitangi.
    Maori form
    Ka whakaūngia e au te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Clause 7: new section 19

To add the following subsection as subsection (2):

  • (2) The person taking the oath may, at that person’s discretion, make before the words of imprecation, the following statement:

    English form
    I will uphold the Treaty of Waitangi.
    Maori form
    Ka whakaūngia e au te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Clause 7: new section 20

To add the following subsection as subsection (2):

  • (2) The person taking the oath may, at that person’s discretion, make before the words of imprecation, the following statement:

    English form
    I will uphold the Treaty of Waitangi.
    Maori form
    Ka whakaūngia e au te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Clause 7: new section 21

To add the following subsection as subsection (2):

  • (2) The person taking the oath may, at that person’s discretion, make before the words of imprecation, the following statement:

    English form
    I will uphold the Treaty of Waitangi.
    Maori form
    Ka whakaūngia e au te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Clause 10

To add the following subclause as subclause (2):

  • (2) Regulation 3 of the Defence Regulations 1990 is amended by inserting the following subclause after subclause (1):

    • (1A) The person taking the oath may, at that person’s discretion, make before the words of imprecation, the following statement:

      English form
      I will uphold the Treaty of Waitangi.
      Maori form
      Ka whakaūngia e au te Tiriti o Waitangi.”

Clause 11

To add the following subclause:

  • (3) Schedule 1 of the Citizenship Act 1977 is amended by adding the following note:

    Note: The person taking the oath may, at that person’s discretion, make before the words of imprecation, the following statement:

    English form
    I will uphold the Treaty of Waitangi.
    Maori form
    Ka whakaūngia e au te Tiriti o Waitangi.”

Clause 12

To add the following subclause as subclause (2):

  • (2) Clause 14 of Schedule 7 of the Local Government Act 2002 is amended by adding the following subclause:

    • (4) The person making the declaration may, at that person’s discretion, make at the conclusion of that declaration, the following statement:

      English form
      I will uphold the Treaty of Waitangi.
      Maori form
      Ka whakaūngia e au te Tiriti o Waitangi.”

Clause 13

To add the following subclause as subclause (2):

  • (2) Section 37 of the Police Act 1958 is amended by inserting the following subsection after subsection (1):

    • (1A) The person taking the oath may, at that person’s discretion, make before the words of imprecation, the following statement:

      English form
      I will uphold the Treaty of Waitangi.
      Maori form
      Ka whakaūngia e au te Tiriti o Waitangi.”

Clause 14

To add the following subclause as subclause (2):

  • (2) Form 49 of Schedule 1 of the Summary Proceedings Regulations 1958 is amended by adding the following note:

    Note: The person taking the oath may, at that person’s discretion, make before the words of imprecation, the following statement:

    English form
    I will uphold the Treaty of Waitangi.
    Maori form
    Ka whakaūngia e au te Tiriti o Waitangi.”

Clause 15

To insert the following subclause after subclause (1):

  • (1A) Section 10 of the Environment Act 1986 is amended by inserting the following subsection after subsection (1):

    • (1A) The person taking the oath may, at that person’s discretion, include a statement to uphold the Treaty of Waitangi.

Clause 16

To insert the following subclause after subclause (1):

  • (1A) Section 10 of the Ombudsmen Act 1975 is amended by inserting the following subsection after subsection (1):

    • (1A) The person taking the oath may, at that person’s discretion, include a statement to uphold the Treaty of Waitangi.

Clause 17

To add the following subclause as subclause (2):

  • (2) Clause 3 of Schedule 3 of the Public Audit Act 2001 is amended by inserting the following subclause after subclause (1):

    • (1A) The person taking the oath may, at that person’s discretion, include a statement to uphold the Treaty of Waitangi.

Clause 18

To add the following subclause as subclause (2):

  • (2) Section 256 of the Resource Management Act 1991 is amended by adding the following subsection as subsection (2):

    • (2) The person taking the oath may, at that person’s discretion, include a statement to uphold the Treaty of Waitangi.


Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends the Oaths Modernisation Bill.

The oaths set out in the bill are amended, in each case, by inserting an optional pledge to uphold the Treaty of Waitangi (te Tiriti o Waitangi).