COVID-19 Response (Requirements For Entities—Modifications and Exemptions) Act 2020

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Coat of Arms of New Zealand

COVID-19 Response (Requirements For Entities—Modifications and Exemptions) Act 2020

Public Act
2020 No 14
Date of assent
15 May 2020
see section 2


3Overview of Act
4Meaning of entity
5Meaning of specified Act
6Definitions relating to responsible Registrars, agencies, and Ministers
8Act binds the Crown
9Sections 10 and 13 apply for relevant period
10When electronic means permitted despite constitution or rules
11Electronic voting
13Process for modifying certain requirements or restrictions in constitution or rules
14Matters that may be modified under section 13
15Matters that may not be modified under section 13
16Retrospective modifications
17Modifications must expire
19Electronic means permitted for doing certain things to make modification
20Modified method or form of voting may not be used for certain matters
21Variation and revocation
22Responsible Registrar or agency’s obligations to register or publish
23Entity’s obligations to keep records
25Powers may only be exercised during relevant period
26Responsible Registrar or Minister may grant class exemptions
27Restrictions on exemption powers
28Engagement about proposed exemption
29Description of provisions from which exemptions may be granted
30Chief Judge of Māori Land Court may grant relief without application
31Exemptions may be retrospective to 21 March 2020
32Exemptions that relate to periods of time
33Exemption in force for not longer than relevant period
34Breach of exemption conditions
35Responsible Registrar or Minister must consider whether exemption notice should be legislative instrument and drafted by PCO
36Exemption is legislative instrument if notice is given
37All exemptions are disallowable instruments
38Publication of exemptions that are not legislative instruments
39Exemptions must contain reasons
40Variation and revocation
41Regulations may change Part 2 or Part 3 matters
42Order in Council may prescribe further period
Legislative history
Administrative information

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: