156 Consultation requirements when making, amending, or revoking bylaws made under this Act

(1)

When making a bylaw under this Act or amending or revoking a bylaw made under this Act, a local authority must—

(a)

use the special consultative procedure (as modified by section 86) if—

(i)

the bylaw concerns a matter identified in the local authority’s policy under section 76AA as being of significant interest to the public; or

(ii)

the local authority considers that there is, or is likely to be, a significant impact on the public due to the proposed bylaw or changes to, or revocation of, the bylaw; and

(b)

in any case in which paragraph (a) does not apply, consult in a manner that gives effect to the requirements of section 82.

(2)

Despite subsection (1), a local authority may, by resolution publicly notified,—

(a)

make minor changes to, or correct errors in, a bylaw, but only if the changes or corrections do not affect—

(i)

an existing right, interest, title, immunity, or duty of any person to whom the bylaw applies; or

(ii)

an existing status or capacity of any person to whom the bylaw applies:

(b)

convert an imperial weight or measure specified in a bylaw into its metric equivalent or near metric equivalent.

Section 156: substituted, on 28 June 2006, by section 17 of the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Act 2006 (2006 No 26).

Section 156 heading: replaced, on 8 August 2014, by section 48(1) of the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Act 2014 (2014 No 55).

Section 156(1): replaced, on 8 August 2014, by section 48(2) of the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Act 2014 (2014 No 55).

Section 156(2): amended, on 8 August 2014, by section 48(3) of the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Act 2014 (2014 No 55).