Electricity Amendment Act 2006

Reprint as at 1 April 2010

Electricity Amendment Act 2006

Public Act2006 No 70
Date of assent4 December 2006


Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this eprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this eprint, together with other explanatory material about this eprint.

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Economic Development.


1 Title

2 Commencement

3 Principal Act amended

4 Title repealed

5 New section lA inserted

6 Interpretation

7 Functions of Secretary

8 Special powers of Secretary

9 Notification and investigation of accidents

10 New section 16A inserted

11 Obstructing Secretary

12 New section 61A inserted

13 New Parts 9 to 12 substituted


Board may cancel application of exemption

Testing, certification, and inspection

Classes of registration

How to become registered

How to become licensed

Duration and renewal of practising licence

Exemptions from registration and practising licence requirements and conditions


Cancellation and suspension

Miscellaneous provision

Preliminary provisions



Consideration of complaint by Board

Interim suspension or disqualification

Exercise of disciplinary powers

Procedure and miscellaneous matters

14 New section 149 substituted

15 Membership

16 Meetings to be held in public

17 Heading and sections 154 and 155 repealed

18 Rules of natural justice to be observed

19 New sections 156A and 156B inserted

20 New section 157 substituted

21 Conditions relating to power to enter land or premises

22 New sections 160 to 163D substituted

23 Time for laying information

24 New heading and sections 165A to 165E inserted

25 New section 167 substituted

26 Regulations

27 New sections 169A and 169B inserted

28 Schedule 2 amended

Transitional provisions

29 Exercise of power to prescribe registration and licensing matters before commencement of certain provisions

30 Board must consider designating classes of registration that replace or correspond to former types of registration

31 Exercise of regulation making powers before commencement of certain provisions

32 Registered persons continue to be registered persons

33 Registered persons who hold current practising licences under principal Act continue to hold practising licences

34 Persons holding provisional licences

35 Persons holding employer licences

36 Board may vary licence or registration or impose conditions, limitations, or restrictions on licence or registration

37 Applications pending at commencement of section

38 Provisions relating to persons whose registration is suspended

39 Continuation of pending investigations, inquiries, and disciplinary proceedings

40 Complaints about conduct before commencement of this section

41 Hearing concerning conduct before commencement of this section

42 Regulations for transitional and savings purposes

43 Acts amended

Consequential amendments arising from Electricity Act 1992 amendments

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