Supplementary Order Paper No 90

No 90

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Standards and Accreditation Bill

Proposed amendments

Hon Paul Goldsmith, in Committee, to move the following amendments:

Clause 10

In clause 10(1), replace “any Act, regulations, or bylaw” (page 10, lines 23 and 24) with “any Act or regulations”.

In clause 10(2), replace “an enactment” (page 10, lines 28 and 29) with “an Act or regulations”.

Clause 13

In clause 13(3), replace section 12(1)(g) (page 13, line 23) with section 12(1)(g), (h), and (i).

New clause 45

After clause 44 (page 30, after line 9), insert:

45 Revocation

The Standards Regulations 2006 (SR 2006/327) are revoked.

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends the Standards and Accreditation Bill (the Bill) to make 4 minor amendments.

Clause 10 of the Bill requires the NZ Standards Executive to advise the responsible Minister of any proposal to amend a New Zealand Standard that is cited or incorporated by reference in an Act, regulations, or bylaws. This SOP amends clause 10 to remove the requirement to advise the responsible Minister or Ministers in relation to bylaws.

Clause 13 of the Bill prescribes considerations that the New Zealand Standards Approval Board (the Board) must consider in undertaking its functions. This SOP amends clause 13(3) to require the Board to have regard to the value and legitimate use of standards, and the importance of maintaining expert input into the standards development process when advising the responsible Minister on the currency of New Zealand Standards, priority areas for development and review, and any other matter that is not specifically provided for in the Bill.

New clause 45 revokes the Standards Regulations 2006, which will no longer be required when the Standards Act 1988 is repealed by clause 44.