Supplementary Order Paper No 297

No 297

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Gambling (Gambling Harm Reduction) Amendment Bill


Proposed amendment

Hon Trevor Mallard, in Committee, to move the following amendment:

New clause 20

After clause 19 (after line 14 on page 8), insert:

20 Section 314 amended (Regulations relating to gaming machines in class 4 venue)
  • In section 314, replace subsection (1) with:

    • (1) The Governor-General must, by Order in Council made on the recommendation of the Minister, make regulations for the following purposes:

      • (a) prescribing and reducing annually the maximum number of gaming machines that may be operated in New Zealand and in any area within New Zealand:

      • (b) prescribing policies, procedures, or systems for considering class 4 operator licence applications for the maximum limits set under paragraph (a):

      • (c) prescribing any transitional and savings provisions for the maximum limits set under paragraph (a):

      • (d) prescribing the maximum stake that may be placed on a single play of a gaming machine:

      • (e) prescribing the maximum prize that may be won from a single play of a gaming machine:

      • (f) prescribing the minimum or maximum payout ratio or average rate of return to a player:

      • (g) prescribing requirements relating to the electronic monitoring of gaming machines:

      • (h) providing for any other matters that are contemplated by, or necessary for giving full effect to, this Act and its due administration.


Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends the Gambling (Gambling Harm Reduction) Amendment Bill to provide that the Governor-General must, by Order in Council made on the recommendation of the Minister, make regulations for the purposes of prescribing and reducing annually the maximum number of gaming machines that may be operated in New Zealand and in any area within New Zealand, prescribing policies, procedures, or systems for considering class 4 operator licence applications for the maximum limits set under subsection 314(1)(a), and prescribing any transitional and savings provisions for the maximum limits set under subsection 314(1)(a).