Electoral (Administration) Amendment Bill

  • enacted

Hon Simon Power

Electoral (Administration) Amendment Bill

Government Bill


As reported from the Justice and Electoral Committee




1 Title

2 Commencement

3 Principal Act amended

Part 1
Amendments to principal Act

Subpart 1Amendments coming into force on day after Royal assent

4 New sections 4B to 4G inserted

Subpart 2Amendments coming into force on 1 October 2010

5 Interpretation

6 Sections 4 and 4A repealed

7 New sections 5 to 9 substituted

8 Sections 11A, 11B, 14, and 18 to 20 repealed

9 New sections 20C to 20CC substituted

10 Section 24 repealed

11 New section 47A inserted

12 Offence for public servant to sit

13 How vacancies created

14 Other amendments to principal Act

Part 2
Consequential amendments and transitional provisions

15 Interpretation

Subpart 1Provisions coming into force on day after Royal assent

16 New Electoral Commission may perform certain functions before 1 October 2010

17 Statement of intent

18 References to Electoral Commission

19 Assets and liabilities of existing Electoral Commission

20 Employees of existing Electoral Commission

21 References to Chief Electoral Officer

22 Assets and liabilities of Chief Electoral Office

23 Employees of Ministry of Justice

24 Terms and conditions of transferred employees

25 Continuity of employment

26 Restriction of compensation for technical redundancy

27 Consequential amendments

Subpart 2Provisions coming into force on 1 October 2010

28 Existing Electoral Commission disestablished

29 Appointment of existing Chief Electoral Officer revoked

30 Enforcement of existing rights

31 Responsibility for reports and accounts of existing Electoral Commission from 1 July 2010

32 Consequential amendments

Schedule 1
Other amendments to principal Act

Schedule 2
Consequential amendments to principal Act

Schedule 3
Consequential amendments to other Acts

Schedule 4
Consequential amendments to regulations

Legislative history

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: