COVID-19 Public Health Response (Validation of Managed Isolation and Quarantine Charges) Amendment Act 2021

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COVID-19 Public Health Response (Validation of Managed Isolation and Quarantine Charges) Amendment Act 2021

Public Act
 
2021 No 20
Date of assent
 
24 May 2021
Commencement
 
see section 2

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title

This Act is the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Validation of Managed Isolation and Quarantine Charges) Amendment Act 2021.

2 Commencement

This Act comes into force on the day after the date on which it receives the Royal assent.

3 Principal Act
4 Schedule 1 amended

In Schedule 1, after clause 4, insert:

5 Validation of managed isolation and quarantine charges

(1)

This clause applies to a charge—

(a)

in respect of an Australian citizen or a person who holds a current permanent residence visa (including a resident return visa) issued by the Government of Australia who, in the period starting on 11 August 2020 and ending on the commencement of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Validation of Managed Isolation and Quarantine Charges) Amendment Act 2021,—

(i)

arrived in New Zealand; and

(ii)

was required by or under a COVID-19 order to stay in a managed isolation or quarantine facility; and

(b)

payable or purportedly payable in accordance with regulation 6(2) of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Managed Isolation and Quarantine Charges) Regulations 2020 on the basis that the person in paragraph (a)—

(i)

was a temporary entry class visa holder; or

(ii)

entered New Zealand on a border exception as either of the following in accordance with immigration instructions:

(A)

critical health worker:

(B)

other critical worker.

(2)

The charge is and always has been validly imposed by regulations made under section 33A.

(3)

Money received by the chief executive of MBIE in payment of the charge is and always has been lawfully collected and applied.

Schedule Amendments to COVID-19 Public Health Response (Managed Isolation and Quarantine Charges) Regulations 2020

s 5

Regulation 6

In regulation 6(2)(c), after “the person is”, insert “, at the time of arrival in New Zealand,”.

In regulation 6(2)(d), replace “entered” with “arrived in”.

Legislative history

20 May 2021

Introduction (Bill 42–1), first reading, second reading, committee of the whole House, third reading

24 May 2021

Royal assent

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment.