Supplementary Order Paper No 252

No 252

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Local Electoral Amendment Bill (No 2)

Proposed amendment

Phil Twyford, in Committee, to move the following amendment:

New clause 30AA

After clause 30 (after line 13 on page 21), insert:

30AA Section 111 amended (Maximum amount of electoral expenses)
  • Replace section 111(1A) with:

    • (1A) The sum is—

      • (a) $70,000 plus the amount prescribed under section 139(1)(ha) for each elector; or

      • (b) $70,000 plus 30 cents for each elector, if no amount is prescribed under section 139(1)(ha).

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper would reduce the maximum electoral expenses permitted to be incurred in an Auckland mayoral campaign from a current maximum of approximately $610,000 to $376,000. This reduced amount is approximately what the combined spending limits would have been for mayoral elections in the old council areas prior to the amalgamation of Auckland's councils.