Supplementary Order Paper No 187

No 187

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Ngāruahine Claims Settlement Bill

Proposed amendments

Hon Christopher Finlayson, in Committee, to move the following amendments:

New clause 20A

After clause 20 (page 23, after line 11), insert:

20A Provisions that have same effect

If a provision in this Act has the same effect as a provision in another Act, the provisions must be given effect to only once, as if they were 1 provision.

Clause 59

After clause 59(5) (page 38, after line 11) insert:

(6)

Despite the provisions of the Reserves Act 1977, the easement—

(a)

is enforceable in accordance with its terms; and

(b)

is to be treated as having been granted in accordance with the Reserves Act 1977.

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends the Ngāruahine Claims Settlement Bill. New clause 20A would align the Bill with other recent Treaty of Waitangi settlement Bills where the same redress is being provided to more than 1 iwi, but in separate Bills. New clause 59(6) would ensure that, despite the provisions of the Reserves Act 1977, the easement to be provided to the Crown under clause 59(5) of the Bill is enforceable and is to be treated as having been granted in accordance with that Act. This is a standard clause in Treaty of Waitangi settlement Bills where easements may otherwise conflict with the Reserves Act 1977.

Departmental disclosure statement

The Office of Treaty Settlements considers that a departmental disclosure statement is not required to be prepared for this Supplementary Order Paper.