Earthquake Commission Act 1993

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Version as at 28 October 2021

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Earthquake Commission Act 1993

Public Act
1993 No 84
Date of assent
10 August 1993
see section 1(2)

The Parliamentary Counsel Office has made editorial and format changes to this version using the powers under subpart 2 of Part 3 of the Legislation Act 2019.

Note 4 at the end of this version provides a list of the amendments included in it.

This Act is administered by the Treasury.


1Short Title and commencement
3Act to bind the Crown
3ATransitional, savings, and related provisions
4Earthquake Commission
4ACrown Entities Act 2004 to apply
4BMembership of Commission’s board
5Functions of Commission
6Powers of Commission [Repealed]
7Capital of Commission
8Commission to be Crown entity [Repealed]
9Minister may determine dividend
10Exemption from income tax
11Auditor-General to be auditor of Commission
12Directions by Minister
13Natural Disaster Fund
14Money payable into Fund
15Money payable out of Fund
16Deficiency in Fund
17Fees payable to Crown by Commission
18Residential buildings
19Residential land
20Personal property [Repealed]
21Property not insured under this Act
22Voluntary insurance against natural disaster damage
23Premiums payable to Commission
24Payment of premiums by insurance companies
25Secrecy of information
26Insurance companies to keep records
27Conditions of insurance in Schedule 3
28Certificates of certain events to be registered against land
29Settlement of claims
30Insurance otherwise than under this Act
31Application of conditions in other documents
31ACollection and disclosure of information
32Power to inspect property, obtain information, and enter land
33Provisions applying in respect of entry
34Power to issue warrant authorising entry
37Transitional provisions relating to staff
38Amendment to Ombudsmen Act 1975 [Repealed]
39Repeals and revocations
40Temporary continuation of existing earthquake and war damage cover
41Insurance of non-residential property

An Act to make provision with respect to the insurance of residential property against damage caused by certain natural disasters