4 Interpretation

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,—

Chief Parliamentary Counsel means the person who for the time being holds that office under section 66

confirmable instrument has the meaning given to it by section 47B

deadline, for a confirmable instrument, means the time when (if no exception in section 47C(2) applies) the instrument is revoked by section 47C(1)(a) or (b)

disallowable instrument has the meaning given to it by section 38

Imperial enactment means an Imperial enactment that has effect as part of the laws of New Zealand under the Imperial Laws Application Act 1988

Imperial subordinate legislation means Imperial subordinate legislation that has effect as part of the laws of New Zealand under the Imperial Laws Application Act 1988

legislation means any Act, Imperial enactment, Imperial subordinate legislation, regulations, or legislative instrument

legislative instrument means—

(a)

an Order in Council other than—

(i)

an Order in Council that the empowering Act requires to be published in the Gazette:

(ii)

an Order in Council that relates exclusively to an individual:

(b)

an instrument made by a Minister of the Crown that amends an Act or defines the meaning of a term used in an Act:

(c)

an instrument that an Act requires to be published under this Act:

(d)

resolutions of the House of Representatives that—

(i)

revoke a disallowable instrument in whole or in part; or

(ii)

amend a disallowable instrument; or

(iii)

revoke and substitute a disallowable instrument

official version, in relation to legislation, means a version of the legislation that has the status of an official version of the legislation under section 17

PCO means the Parliamentary Counsel Office continued by section 58

reprint means a version of legislation that—

(a)

states, as at the date at which it is stated to be reprinted, the law enacted or made by the legislation reprinted and by the amendments (if any) to that legislation; and

(b)

is published under this Act.

Compare: 1989 No 142 ss 2, 16B(2)

Section 4 confirmable instrument: inserted, on 1 January 2016, by section 5 of the Legislation (Confirmable Instruments) Amendment Act 2015 (2015 No 120).

Section 4 deadline: inserted, on 1 January 2016, by section 5 of the Legislation (Confirmable Instruments) Amendment Act 2015 (2015 No 120).