Legislation Act 2019

Part 3 Drafting and publishing of legislation

Subpart 1—Drafting and publishing legislation

Key drafting responsibilities

67 What legislation is drafted by PCO

The main functions of the PCO, in relation to drafting legislation, are—

(a)

to draft Government Bills and amendments to them; and

(b)

to advise on, or assist with, the drafting of local Bills and private Bills and amendments to them; and

(c)

to draft Members’ Bills, and amendments to them, if the Attorney-General directs; and

(d)

to draft the following:

(i)

any secondary legislation made by Order in Council (unless the Attorney-General otherwise directs):

(ii)

any secondary legislation that amends an Act:

(iii)

any secondary legislation if the administering agency and the Chief Parliamentary Counsel agree:

(iv)

any secondary legislation if the Attorney-General directs; and

(e)

to draft, or advise on or assist in the drafting of, any other legislation that the Attorney-General directs.

Compare: 2012 No 119 s 59(1)(a), (b), (i), (2)