Interpretation Act 1999

Part 3
Specific provisions applying to legislation

Commencement of legislation

8 Date of commencement of Acts
  • (1) An Act or an enactment in an Act comes into force on the date stated or provided in the Act for the commencement of the Act or for the commencement of the enactment.

    (2) If an Act does not state or provide for a commencement date, the Act comes into force on the day after the date of assent.

    Compare: 1924 No 11 s 10A; 1986 No 115 s 6