Broadcasting (Games of National Significance) Amendment Bill

  • defeated on 12 April 2017

Broadcasting (Games of National Significance) Amendment Bill

Member’s Bill

227—1

Explanatory note

General policy statement

The purpose of the Bill is to define in law games and sporting events that are to be broadcast live on free-to-air television. This Bill recognises that to support New Zealand teams and other taxpayer-supported events will involve costs of around $1,000 per household. The objective of this Bill is to break this barrier down so that taxpayers can support New Zealand teams in key events and enjoy events that have come about due to taxpayer support.

Clause by clause analysis

Clause 1 is the Title clause.

Clause 2 is the commencement clause. It provides for the Bill to come into force 3 years after the date on which it receives the Royal assent.

Clause 3 provides that this Bill amends the Broadcasting Act 1989 (the principal Act).

Clause 4 amends section 36 relating to functions of the Broadcasting Commission.

Clause 5 amends section 37 relating to the promotion of New Zealand content.

Clause 6 inserts new Schedule 1A, which lists games of national significance that are to be broadcast live and free-to-air.