Supplementary Order Paper No 99

No 99

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Education (Teaching Council of Aotearoa) Amendment Bill

Proposed amendment

Hon Nikki Kaye, in Committee, to move the following amendment:

Clause 6

In clause 6(8), new clause 4A of Schedule 21, replace subclause (2) (page 5, line 32 to page 6, line 4) with:

(2)

If an extraordinary vacancy occurs within 6 months of the expiry of the vacating member’s term, the Minister may—

(a)

appoint a replacement; or

(b)

leave the vacancy open.

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends the Education (Teaching Council of Aotearoa) Amendment Bill. It will ensure that, in the event of an extraordinary vacancy in the Teaching Council within 6 months of the expiry of the vacating member’s term, it is at the discretion of the Minister whether or not to appoint a temporary replacement, irrespective of whether the vacating member was appointed or elected. This will avoid unnecessary costs relating to electing a temporary replacement.