Supplementary Order Paper No 231

No 231

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Māori Purposes Bill

Proposed amendments

Hon Te Ururoa Flavell, in Committee, to move the following amendments:

Clause 2

Replace clause 2 (page 3, lines 4 to 6) with:

2 Commencement

(1)

Part 1A comes into force—

(a)

on the day after the date on which this Act receives the Royal assent, if section 39 of Te Ture mō Te Reo Māori 2016/the Māori Language Act 2016 has commenced when this Act receives the Royal assent; or

(b)

on the commencement of that section, if it has not commenced when this Act receives the Royal assent.

(2)

The rest of this Act comes into force on the day after the date on which it receives the Royal assent.

New Part 1A

After clause 11 (page 20, after line 33), insert:

Part 1A Amendment to Māori Television Service (Te Aratuku Whakaata Irirangi Māori) Act 2003

11A Principal Act

This Part amends the Māori Television Service (Te Aratuku Whakaata Irirangi Māori) Act 2003 (the principal Act).

11B Section 39 amended (Contents of output agreement)

(1)

In section 39(2)(c), delete “; and”.

(2)

Repeal section 39(2)(d) and (5).

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends the Māori Purposes Bill by—

  • replacing the commencement provision in clause 2; and

  • inserting new Part 1A, which contains an amendment to the Māori Television Service (Te Aratuku Whakaata Irirangi Māori) Act 2003 (the MTS Act).

The amendment set out in new Part 1A repeals provisions in section 39 of the MTS Act that require output agreements for the Māori Television Service to specify the amount of money to be set aside for the operating costs of Te Pūtahi Paoho. Te Ture mō Te Reo Māori 2016/the Māori Language Act 2016 replaces Te Pūtahi Paoho with Te Mātāwai, and provides for Te Mātāwai to receive funding directly under a purchase agreement with the Minister for Māori Development. As a result, the provisions repealed by new Part 1A will be redundant once Te Pūtahi Paoho is disestablished and its functions are taken over by Te Mātāwai.

New clause 2 prevents the amendment to section 39 of the MTS Act from commencing before Te Pūtahi Paoho is disestablished.

Departmental disclosure statement

Te Puni Kōkiri considers that a departmental disclosure statement is not required to be prepared for this Supplementary Order Paper.