Head of State Referenda Bill

  • defeated on 21 April 2010
33 Implementation of result of second referendum
  • (1) If a majority of voters at the second referendum vote for the continuation of existing arrangements, those arrangements are continued for the time being.

    (2) The Governor-General becomes New Zealand’s head of State and remains so until a replacement is appointed or elected if a majority of voters at the second referendum vote for either––

    • (a) a head of State appointed by resolution of 75% or more of members of the House of Representatives; or

    • (b) a head of State to be elected at the next following general election.

    (3) A head of State appointed or elected under this Act may exercise all the powers and functions which were exercised by the Sovereign prior to the coming into force of this Act, in accordance with the constitutional conventions which applied to the exercise of those powers and functions.