Gas (Information Disclosure and Penalties) Amendment Act 2021

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Gas (Information Disclosure and Penalties) Amendment Act 2021

Public Act
 
2021 No 30
Date of assent
 
12 July 2021
Commencement
 
see section 2

Contents

1Title
2Commencement
3Principal Act
4Section 2 amended (Interpretation)
5New section 3A inserted (Transitional, savings, and related provisions)
3ATransitional, savings, and related provisions
6Section 43B amended (Outline of Part)
7Section 43C amended (Outline of regulation-making powers)
8Section 43D amended (Interpretation)
9Section 43F amended (Gas governance regulations for wholesale market, processing facilities, transmission, and distribution of gas)
10Section 43I amended (Which gas governance regulations can be made if there is no industry body or Commission)
11Section 43J amended (Which gas governance regulations can be made if there is industry body but no Commission)
12Section 43S amended (Supplementary empowering provision for regulations and rules)
13Section 43T repealed
14New section 43TA inserted (Regulations may provide for pecuniary penalties for consumers (other than domestic consumers))
43TARegulations may provide for pecuniary penalties for consumers (other than domestic consumers)
15Section 43V amended (Privileges protected)
16Section 43X amended (Rulings Panel may make certain orders)
17New section 43YA inserted (Offence to breach compliance orders)
43YAOffence to breach compliance orders
18Section 43ZP amended (What Minister can do with industry body recommendations about wholesale market, processing facilities, transmission, and distribution of gas)
19New subpart 5 of Part 4A inserted
43ZZSWhen High Court may order certain consumers to pay pecuniary penalty
43ZZTConsiderations for High Court in deciding on amount of pecuniary penalty
43ZZURules of civil procedure and civil standard of proof apply
43ZZVOnly 1 pecuniary penalty order may be made for same conduct
20New Schedule 1AA inserted
21Amendments to Gas Governance (Compliance) Regulations 2008
22Regulation 51 revoked (Offence to breach compliance orders)
23Regulation 52 amended (Rulings Panel may order payment of civil pecuniary penalty up to $20,000)
24Amendments to Gas Governance (Critical Contingency Management) Regulations 2008
25Regulations 82A and 82B revoked
Legislative history
Administrative information

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: