Supplementary Order Paper No 199

No 199

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Bill


Proposed amendments

Hon Paula Bennett, in Committee, to move the following amendments:

Part 1
Substantive amendments

Clause 7

In clause 7, after before (line 10 on page 15), insert the.

In clause 7, after 131 (line 11 on page 15), insert of this Act.

Clause 9: new section 11E(2)

In clause 9, new section 11E(2), replace work), (line 8 on page 17) with work).

Clause 9: new section 11G(1)

In clause 9, new section 11G(1), definition of applicant, replace applicant, (line 1 on page 19) with applicant.

Clause 11: heading to new section 20C

In clause 11, the heading to new section 20C, replace Split (line 17 on page 22) with Sole parent support: split.

Clause 16: new section 40C(3)

In clause 16, new section 40C(3), delete (as the case may be) (lines 17 and 18 on page 27).

In clause 16, new section 40C(3)(a), after work; or (line 20 on page 27), insert (as the case may be).

Clause 16: new section 40D(1)

In clause 16, new section 40D(1), replace section 40E (line 35 on page 27) with sections 40E, 40H, and 40HA.

Clause 24(2): new section 60Q(1A)

In clause 24(2), new section 60Q(1A), replace subsection (1) (line 1 on page 35) with subsection (1).

Clause 28(3): new section 69C(7BC)

In clause 28(3), new section 69C(7BC), after deferred payment, (line 30 on page 43), insert under.

Clause 30: new section 75B

In clause 30, new section 75B(1), replace (1A)), (line 11 on page 45) with (1A)).

In clause 30, new section 75B(8), delete of this section (line 3 on page 48).

Clause 31(2): new section 77(8)(a)

In clause 31(2), new section 77(8)(a), after as (line 32 on page 50), insert the term humanitarian reasons is.

Clause 31A: new section 77A

In clause 31A, new section 77A, replace 77, (line 18 on page 51) with 77.

In clause 31A, new section 77A(a), replace of, (line 19 on page 51) with , of.

Clause 36: new section 80BF(3)

In clause 36, new section 80BF(3), replace 80BE (line 30 on page 55) with 80BE(5).

Clause 38(3)

In clause 38(3), replace and subsections (6) to (6AB) and (6F) and (6G) (lines 18 and 19 on page 59) with , and subsections (6) to (6AB), (6F), and (6G) of this section.

Clause 39

In clause 39, new definition of fail, replace means (line 4 on page 60) with means,.

In clause 39, new definition of pass, replace that (line 13 on page 60) with that,.

Clause 40: new sections 88E and 88L(2)

In clause 40, new section 88E(2)(b), delete and (line 25 on page 63).

In clause 40, new section 88E(5)(c), replace whether and, (line 22 on page 64) with whether, and.

In clause 40, new section 88L(2), replace instalments, (line 29 on page 68) with instalments.

Clause 41: new section 100B

In clause 41, new section 100B(2), replace supporting (lines 5 and 6 on page 70) with supported.

In clause 41, new section 100B(3)(c), replace capacity (line 38 on page 70) with limited capacity to meet those obligations.

Clause 43: new sections 102B to 102D

In clause 43, new section 102B(1), after , and (line 18 on page 72), insert that is.

In clause 43, new section 102B(4), replace (1) (line 19 on page 73) with (1),.

In clause 43, new section 102C(1), replace obligation (line 27 on page 73) with obligation,.

In clause 43, new section 102D(3)(b), replace suspension (line 33 on page 75) with suspension,.

In clause 43, new section 102D(6)(a), (b), and (c) and (9)(b), replace earlier (lines 25, 29, and 33 on page 76 and line 12 on page 77) with prior.

Clause 48: new section 122A

In clause 48, new section 122A(1), replace 122(2)(b) (line 21 on page 86) with 122(3)(b).

In clause 48, new section 122A(3), replace (b), (line 6 on page 87) with (b).

Clause 49: new section 124(1BBA)

In clause 49, new section 124(1BBA), replace (11B)(line 16 on page 88) with (1BB).

Clause 50: new section 125AA(4)

In clause 50, new section 125AA(4), replace section (line 32 on page 89) with sections.

Clause 55(3)(a)

Replace clause 55(3)(a) (line 18 on page 96) with:

  • (a) replace To a with To any other; and

Clause 55A

Before clause 55A(1) (before line 4 on page 97), insert:

  • (1AA) In section 3(1), definition of financially independent, paragraph (c), replace a benefit with a main benefit under this Act.

  • (1AB) In section 3(1), definition of financially independent, paragraph (d), replace a benefit with a main benefit.

Replace clause 55A(10) (lines 15 and 16 on page 98) with:

  • (10) In section 117(2), replace whose benefit with whose main benefit under this Act.

Replace clause 55A(20) to (22) (line 36 on page 98 to line 5 on page 99) with:

  • (20) In sections 173(2)(a) and 174(2)(a), replace any benefit with a main benefit under this Act.

  • (21) In sections 173(2)(b) and 174(2)(b), replace a benefit with a main benefit under this Act.

  • (22) In Schedule 18, Part 1, clause 1, definition of base rate, paragraphs (a), (b), (c), and (da), replace “of benefit” with “of a main benefit under this Act”.

  • (22A) In Schedule 18, Part 1, clause 1, definition of base rate, paragraph (d), replace “of benefit” with “of a main benefit under this Act” in each place.

  • (22B) In Schedule 22, clause 1, replace a benefit (other than New Zealand superannuation, a veteran's pension, an orphan's benefit, or an unsupported child's benefit) with a main benefit under this Act.

Part 2
Consequential amendments, and transitional and savings provisions

Clause 57

In clause 57, delete subclause (3) (lines 31 to 35 on page 99).

Clause 64(4)

In clause 64(4), after or 27C (line 1 on page 102), insert ; and.

Clause 79

In clause 79(2)(c), replace work tested benefit, paragraphs (a) and (lines 19 and 20 on page 105) with work-tested benefit, paragraph.

In clause 79(4), replace support (line 33 on page 105) with support,.

Clause 88

Before clause 88(5) (before line 15 on page 107), insert:

  • (4A) In Schedule 6, clause 2, replace invalid with beneficiary.

Clause 90

In clause 90(1)(e), replace 43(1) (line 11 on page 108) with 43 (as section 43 is renumbered as section 40J by section 18(1) of this Act).

Replace clause 90(2) (lines 27 to 34 on page 108) with:

  • (2) In the following provisions, replace “an invalid's benefit” with “a supported living payment on the ground of sickness, injury, disability, or total blindness”:

    • (a) section 12J(2)(a):

    • (b) section 69C(5)(a):

    • (c) section 72(b), proviso that begins “provided further that”:

    • (d) section 80(5)(ca) (except section 80(5)(ca)(ii)).

  • (3) In section 80(5)(ca)(ii), replace on the grounds, with or a supported living payment (in either case) on the ground.

Clause 108A

In the heading to clause 108A, after comply with (line 21 on page 113), insert section 60HA or.

Clause 124

Before clause 124(2) (before line 15 on page 117), insert:

  • (1) In section 102A(1)(g), replace requires; and with requires.

Clause 131

In clause 131, after section 7 (line 22 on page 118), insert of this Act.

Schedules

Schedule 1

In Schedule 1, new Schedule 3A, replace s 20G (line 3 on page 119) with ss 20A, 20B, 20G.

Schedule 2

In Schedule 2, new section 10B(1)(e), after amendment, (line 30 on page 121), insert revocation,.

In Schedule 2, new Part 1C heading, replace child's benefits (line 23 on page 124) with child's benefit.

Schedule 3

In Schedule 3, Part 1, after the item relating to the Income Tax Act 2007 (2007 No 97) (after line 16 on page 131), insert:

Minimum Wage Act 1983 (1983 No 115)

In section 4A(6) (as replaced on 1 May 2013 by section 4 of the Minimum Wage (Starting-out Wage) Amendment Act 2013), definition of specified social security benefit, insert in its appropriate alphabetical order:

  • (ea) sole parent support:.

Schedule 4

In Schedule 4, Part 1, after the item relating to the Income Tax Act 2007 (2007 No 97) (after line 34 on page 137), insert:

Minimum Wage Act 1983 (1983 No 115)

In section 4A(6) (as replaced on 1 May 2013 by section 4 of the Minimum Wage (Starting-out Wage) Amendment Act 2013), definition of specified social security benefit, insert in its appropriate alphabetical order:

  • (eb) supported living payment:.

Schedule 6

In Schedule 6, Part 1, after the item relating to the Income Tax Act 2007 (2007 No 97) (after line 22 on page 147), insert:

Minimum Wage Act 1983 (1983 No 115)

In section 4A(6) (as replaced on 1 May 2013 by section 4 of the Minimum Wage (Starting-out Wage) Amendment Act 2013), definition of specified social security benefit, insert in its appropriate alphabetical order:

  • (da) jobseeker support:.

Schedule 7: new Schedule 32, clause 9

In Schedule 7, new Schedule 32, clause 9(6A), replace suspension or reduction (line 17 on page 169) with reduction or suspension.

Schedule 7: new Schedule 32, clause 11

In Schedule 7, new Schedule 32, the heading to clause 11, replace ineligiblity (line 33 on page 170) with ineligibility.

In Schedule 7, new Schedule 32, clause 11(2)(b), delete , subject to the exception in subclause (4), (lines 34 and 35 on page 171).

In Schedule 7, new Schedule 32, clause 11(6), replace Allowance (line 35 on page 172) with Allowances.

Schedule 7: new Schedule 32, clause 13

In Schedule 7, new Schedule 32, clause 13(1)(e) and (f), after the spouse or partner of (lines 7 and 14 on page 174) insert a.

Schedule 7: new Schedule 32, new clause 13A

In Schedule 7, new Schedule 32, after clause 13 (after line 23 on page 174), insert:

13A Unamended references to former benefits or amounts
  • (1) This clause applies to a reference only if the reference is in an enactment that is—

    • (a) in force on or after 15 July 2013; and

    • (b) not an enactment that is the whole of, or a portion of, or made under, the Social Security Act 1964; and

    • (c) not amended by the Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2012.

    (2) A reference in column 1 of a row of the following table to a former benefit or amount under this Act must, unless the context otherwise requires, be read as a reference to the new benefit or amount in column 2 of that row.

    Column 1
    Former benefit or amount
     Column 2
    New benefit or amount
    Widow's benefit under, or under section 21 of, this Act, and payable to a person with 1 or more dependent children  Sole parent support under section 20D (if the person has a dependent child aged under 14 years)
    Widow's benefit under, or under section 21 of, this Act, and payable to a person with no, or with 1 or more, dependent children Jobseeker support under section 88B (if the person has no dependent child aged under 14 years)
    Domestic purposes benefit under section 27B, or payable to a person with 1 or more dependent children Sole parent support under section 20D (if the person has a dependent child aged under 14 years)
    Domestic purposes benefit under section 27B, or payable to a person with 1 or more dependent children Jobseeker support under section 88B (if the person has no dependent child aged under 14 years)
    Domestic purposes benefit under section 27C, or payable to a person, or to a woman alone, with no dependent children Jobseeker support under section 88B
    An amount in Schedule 16 (rates of domestic purposes benefits under section 27B or 27C) The corresponding amount in Schedule 3A (for sole parent support)
    An amount in Schedule 16 (rates of domestic purposes benefits under section 27B or 27C) The amount in clause 1(ba) of Schedule 9 (for jobseeker support)
    Domestic purposes benefit under section 27G, or for the care at home of the sick or infirm Supported living payment under section 40D on the ground of caring for a patient requiring care
    An amount in Schedule 17 (rates of domestic purposes benefits under section 27G) The appropriate amount in Schedule 6 (rates of supported living payment benefits)
    Invalid's benefit under, or under section 40 of, this Act Supported living payment under section 40B on the ground of sickness, injury, disability, or total blindness
    Sickness benefit Jobseeker support under section 88B
    Unemployment benefit Jobseeker support under section 88B

Schedule 7: new Schedule 32, clause 14(3)

In Schedule 7, new Schedule 32, clause 14(3), replace 13 (line 10 on page 175) with 13A.


Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper sets out amendments to the Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Bill. The amendments—

  • ensure that enactments that became law after the Social Services Committee reported the Bill back to the House on 13 March 2013 refer to Social Security Act 1964 benefit categories as replaced or renamed by the Bill:

  • provide for the effect of unamended references to abolished or renamed former benefits:

  • make drafting corrections and improvements.