Members of Parliament (Remuneration and Services) Bill

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Rt Hon John Key

Members of Parliament (Remuneration and Services) Bill

Government Bill

329—1

Contents

Explanatory note

1 Title

2 Commencement

Part 1
Preliminary provisions

3 Purposes

4 Overview of this Act

5 Interpretation

6 Act binds the Crown

7 Composition of Remuneration Authority for purposes of certain functions under Act

8 Application of provisions of Remuneration Authority Act 1977 to functions of Remuneration Authority

Part 2
Salaries and allowances of members of Parliament

9 Remuneration Authority to determine salaries and allowances

10 How salaries and allowances determined

11 Period for which salaries and allowances of members of Parliament payable

12 Additional salary payable for 3 months if member does not stand or is not re-elected at general election

13 Salaries and allowances payable in case of election petition

14 Deductions from payments if member absent from House

15 No payments for period that person receives salary as head of post or head of mission

Part 3
Services for members of Parliament

16 Purposes of Part

17 Criteria for Remuneration Authority and Speaker

Services determined by Remuneration Authority

18 Services to be determined by Remuneration Authority

19 Procedure for Remuneration Authority's determinations

20 Remuneration Authority may request information and independent advice

21 Publication of Remuneration Authority's determinations

22 Resolution of issues about Remuneration Authority's determinations

23 Permanent appropriations for services determined by Remuneration Authority

Services and funding subject to Speaker's directions

24 Services and funding subject to Speaker's directions

25 Procedure for Speaker's directions

26 Publication of Speaker's directions

27 Resolution of issues about Speaker's directions

General provisions relating to services

28 Conversion of entitlements

29 Frequency of adjustments

30 Quarterly reports on travel and accommodation expenses

Services in respect of official inter-parliamentary relations programme

31 Services in respect of official inter-parliamentary relations programme to be determined by Speaker

32 Conversion of entitlements

33 Publication of determinations

34 Quarterly reports on travel and accommodation expenses

Consultation requirement in relation to certain services not under Part

35 Minister must consult about taxation consequences of certain services for Ministers

Part 4
Entitlements of former members and others and miscellaneous matters

Subpart 1Entitlements of former members, former Prime Ministers, and others

Former members' entitlements

36 Travel entitlements of former members of Parliament

37 Disqualification from receiving former member travel entitlements

38 Issues concerning former-member travel entitlements to be determined by Remuneration Authority

39 Reporting on expenses for travel entitlements of former members of Parliament

Former Prime Ministers' entitlements

40 Annuity of former Prime Minister and spouse or partner of former Prime Minister

41 Travel entitlements of former Prime Ministers

Member of Parliament dying in office: Entitlements of family members

42 Payments to spouse, partner, or dependent children of member of Parliament dying in office

Resolution of conflicting claims to entitlements

43 Conflicting claims

Subpart 2Amendments to Parliamentary Service Act 2000

44 Parliamentary Service Act 2000 amended

45 Interpretation

46 Meaning of funding entitlements for parliamentary purposes

47 New section 3E substituted

48 Purposes of this Act

49 Principal duties of Parliamentary Service

50 New section 8 substituted

51 Sections 9A to 9D repealed

52 Principal responsibilities of General Manager

53 Functions of Parliamentary Service Commission

54 Establishment of committee to review appropriations

55 Work of review committee

Subpart 3Amendments to Remuneration Authority Act 1977

56 Remuneration Authority Act 1977 amended

57 New section 5A inserted

58 Functions of Authority

59 Publication of determinations fixing Parliamentary salary and allowances

60 Obligation to consult before making determinations about Parliamentary salaries and allowances

61 Remuneration of existing holder not to be reduced

Subpart 4Repeal, revocations, and consequential amendments

62 Civil List Act 1979 repealed

63 Determinations revoked

64 Consequential amendments to other enactments

Subpart 5Validations, savings, and transitional provision

65 Validations and savings concerning salaries and allowances of members of Parliament and annuities and travel services for former Prime Ministers

66 Transitional provision concerning services entitlements

Schedule 1
Qualifying electoral candidates

Schedule 2
Travel entitlements of former members of Parliament

Schedule 3
Consequential amendments to other enactments


The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: