Gareth Hughes, in Committee, to move the following amendments:
Clause 6: new section 229A
To add the following subsection as subsection (2) (after line 3 on page 3):
“(2) Tertiary education providers must make space available in their enrolment forms, at no cost, so prospective students can indicate whether they want to join the students association of that institution.”
Clause 6: new section 229AB
To insert the following section after section 229A (after line 3 on page 3):
“229AB Referendum on voluntary membership
“(1) The passing of this legislation triggers a referendum at each tertiary education provider with a students association.
“(2) The referendum will ask students to decide whether the subsequent changes in this legislation should take effect.
“(3) The referendum must be run by tertiary education providers and ballots must be made available to all enrolled students as at 1 March 2012.
“(4) If the referendum results in—
Clause 6: new section 229CA
To insert the following subsection after subsection (3) (after line 19 on page 4):
“(3A) In relation to subsection (3)(b), on campuses where students associations are present, tertiary education providers must give preference and fair treatment to students associations when tendering contracts to provide the following services:
To add the following section (after line 8 on page 5):
“229CB Payment of fees
Membership fees to join a students association will be paid for as part of the New Zealand student loan scheme.”