Legislation Act (Publication for International Transparency) Direction 2021

2021/271

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Legislation Act (Publication for International Transparency) Direction 2021

This direction is given by the Chief Parliamentary Counsel under section 76(2) of the Legislation Act 2019.

Direction

1 Title

This direction is the Legislation Act (Publication for International Transparency) Direction 2021.

2 Commencement

This direction comes into force on 28 October 2021.

3 Application

This direction applies to secondary legislation to which section 75 of the Legislation Act 2019 (additional applicable publication requirements for secondary legislation with international transparency obligations under CPTPP) applies.

4 Details of secondary legislation

The details required under section 75(2)(b) of the Legislation Act 2019 are an explanation of the purpose of, and the rationale for, the secondary legislation.

5 Links to secondary legislation

The links to the secondary legislation required under section 75(2)(d) of the Legislation Act 2019 are—

(a)

the Title of the secondary legislation; and

(b)

the Title of the empowering legislation; and

(c)

the year in which the secondary legislation was made; and

(d)

the name of the administering agency; and

(e)

the URL for a webpage on the maker’s website at which—

(i)

the secondary legislation is published in full; or

(ii)

the Title of the secondary legislation is published with a link to the webpage where it is published in full.

6 Form and manner of forwarding links

(1)

The links to the secondary legislation must be emailed to the PCO without delay after it is published on the maker’s website.

(2)

Any change to the information in the links must be emailed to the PCO without delay after the change occurs.

Dated at Wellington this 24th day of September 2021.

Cassie Nicholson,
Chief Parliamentary Counsel.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the direction, but is intended to indicate its general effect.

This direction is given by the Chief Parliamentary Counsel under section 76(2) of the Legislation Act 2019. It comes into force on 28 October 2021, the same day as the Legislation Act 2019.

Sections 75 to 77 of that Act help New Zealand to meet its international transparency obligations under the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (the CPTPP).

Legislation to which the international transparency obligations apply must be published as required by Article 26.2 of the CPTTP. Legislation that is published by the PCO on the legislation website meets that requirement. Secondary legislation that is not published by the PCO must be published on the maker’s website with certain details about it, and the PCO must provide links to it from the legislation website. To enable that to be done, the makers must give certain information about the secondary legislation to the PCO.

This direction sets out the details of the secondary legislation that must be published by the maker and the information that must be provided to the PCO.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 29 September 2021.

This direction is administered by the Parliamentary Counsel Office.