Supplementary Order Paper No 224

No 224

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Education Amendment Bill (No 2)

Proposed amendment

The Honourable Chris Hipkins, in Committee, to move the following amendment:

New clause 11A

After clause 11 (page 5, after line 15), insert:

11A Section 162 amended (Establishment of institutions)

Replace section 162(5) with:

(5)

In the case of a college of education, polytechnic, specialist college, or wananga, the Minister may, on the recommendation of its council, change the name of the college of education, polytechnic, specialist college, or wananga by notice published in the Gazette.

(6)

In the case of a university, its name may be changed if the procedure set out in subsections (7) to (9) is followed.

(7)

The university must give written notice to the Minister of the proposed name change.

(8)

If notice is given, the Minister must present the proposal to the House of Representatives.

(9)

If the House of Representatives, by resolution, accepts the proposed name change, the Minister must change the name of the university by notice published in the Gazette.

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper inserts new clause 11A into the Education Amendment Bill (No 2), which amends section 162 of the Education Act 1989. The amendment sets out a procedure by which universities may seek approval for changing their names.

Departmental disclosure statement

The Ministry of Education is required to prepare a disclosure statement to assist with the scrutiny of this Supplementary Order Paper. The disclosure statement provides access to information about any material policy changes to the Bill and identifies any new significant or unusual legislative features of the Bill as amended.

A copy of the statement can be found at http://legislation.govt.nz/disclosure.aspx?type=sop&subtype=government&year=2019&no=224.