Education (Strengthening Second Language Learning in Primary and Intermediate Schools) Amendment Bill

  • defeated on 09 June 2021
6 New section 78AA inserted (Regulations prescribing national priority language)

After section 78, insert:

78AA Regulations prescribing national priority language


The Governor-General may, by Order in Council made on the recommendation of the Minister, make regulations specifying the national priority languages.


The Minister must not make a recommendation for the purposes of subsection (1) without first consulting persons and organisations that the Minister considers appropriate, having regard to the subject matter of the proposed regulations.


The Minister must ensure that regulations made under subsection (1)


specify a minimum of 10 national priority languages, which must include Te Reo Māori and New Zealand Sign Language; and


remain in force at all times.


Nothing in subsection (3)(b) prevents regulations made under this section from being amended or from being revoked and replaced by another set of regulations made under this section.