Treaty of Waitangi Act 1975

8 Jurisdiction of Tribunal to consider proposed legislation


The Tribunal shall examine any proposed legislation referred to it under subsection (2) and shall report whether, in its opinion, the provisions of the proposed legislation or any of them are contrary to the principles of the Treaty.


Proposed legislation may be referred to the Tribunal—


in the case of a Bill before the House of Representatives, by resolution of the House:


in the case of any proposed regulations or Order in Council, by any Minister of the Crown.


The Tribunal’s report shall be given—


in the case of a Bill, to the Speaker of the House:


in every other case, to the person or body who referred the proposed regulations or Order in Council to the Tribunal.


A copy of every report made by the Tribunal under this section shall be given by the Tribunal to the Minister of Maori Affairs and shall be laid before the House of Representatives as soon as practicable.

Section 8(4): amended, on 1 January 1987, by section 27 of the Constitution Act 1986 (1986 No 114).