Supplementary Order Paper No 263

  • withdrawn on 02 July 2013

No 263

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Public Finance (Fiscal Responsibility) Amendment Bill


Proposed amendments

Hon Bill English, in Committee, to move the following amendments:

Clause 12

Replace clause 12 (lines 3 to 19 on page 7) with:

12 Section 88 amended (Application, savings, and transitional provisions relating to amendments to Act)
  • In section 88, as inserted by section 75BD of the State Sector and Public Finance Reform Act 2012, insert as subsection (2):

    • (2) The application, savings, and transitional provisions relating to the amendment Acts specified in the first column of the following table are set out in the Parts of Schedule 1 specified in the second column of the table.

      Amendment ActSchedule 1 Part
      State Sector and Public Finance Reform Act 2012Part 1
      Public Finance (Fiscal Responsibility) Amendment Act 2012Part 2
13 Schedule 1 amended
  • (1) This section amends Schedule 1 of the principal Act as inserted by section 75C of the State Sector and Public Finance Reform Act 2012.

    (2) Before clause 1, insert:

    Part 1
    Provisions relating to State Sector and Public Finance Reform Act 2012.

    (3) In clause 1, replace this schedule with this Part.

    (4) After clause 9, insert:

    Part 2
    Provision relating to Public Finance (Fiscal Responsibility) Amendment Act 2012

    10 Transitional provision relating to Public Finance (Fiscal Responsibility) Amendment Act 2012
    • (1) In this clause, commencement date means the day on which the Public Finance (Fiscal Responsibility) Amendment Act 2012 comes into force.

      (2) Section 26M(3)(c) does not apply to a budget policy statement if the fiscal strategy report most recently presented to the House of Representatives was presented before the commencement date.

      (3) Section 26NA(2)(d) does not apply to the first investment statement presented to the House of Representatives under section 26NA.

      (4) This Part is repealed 4 years after the commencement date.


Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends the Public Finance (Fiscal Responsibility) Amendment Bill to align it with structural changes made to the Public Finance Act 1989 (the principal Act) by the State Sector and Public Finance Reform Bill.

The State Sector and Public Finance Reform Bill amends the principal Act as follows:

  • clause 75C inserts new Schedule 1, which is a schedule of application, transitional, and savings provisions; and

  • clause 75BD inserts new section 88, which gives effect to the provisions in new Schedule 1.

Clause 12 of the Public Finance (Fiscal Responsibility) Amendment Bill currently inserts a transitional provision (new section 89) into the body of the principal Act. Clause 12 is replaced with—

  • new clause 12, which consequentially amends new section 88; and

  • new clause 13, which inserts into new Schedule 1 the transitional provision that was going to be inserted into the body of the principal Act by clause 12.

The effect of the transitional provision, which is unchanged from the Bill as introduced, is that—

  • a budget policy statement need not indicate changes in the details of the Government's strategy for managing expenditure, assets, and liabilities (as required by section 26M of the principal Act as amended by clause 7) if the previous fiscal strategy report was presented to the House of Representatives before the amendment Act comes into force:

  • the first investment statement presented to the House of Representatives under new section 26NA (inserted by clause 8) need not comply with new section 26NA(2)(d) (which requires the investment statement to identify significant differences from the previous investment statement).