Incorporated Societies Act 2022

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48 Registrar may waive disqualifying factors


The Registrar may, on an application made in the manner prescribed by the regulations (if any), waive the application of any of the disqualifying factors set out in section 47(3)(b) to (g) in relation to a particular person and a society.


If the Registrar waives the application of a disqualifying factor, the person to whom the waiver relates must not be treated as being disqualified from being an officer of the society because of that factor.


The purposes of an incorporated society (A) include providing services to facilitate or promote the rehabilitation and reintegration of offenders who have been released from prison.

The Registrar considers that it may be useful for A’s committee to include a person who has been convicted of an offence specified in section 47(3)(e). The Registrar, accordingly, waives the disqualifying factor in that paragraph in relation to a particular person and A.

Compare: 2005 No 39 s 16(4), (5)