Subordinate Legislation Confirmation Bill (No 4)

Subordinate Legislation Confirmation Bill (No 4)

Government Bill

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Explanatory note

General policy statement

This Bill’s purpose is to prevent the revocation of certain subordinate legislation that, by virtue of the Act under which it is made, is revoked at a stated time unless earlier confirmed by an Act of Parliament.

This Bill relates to items of subordinate legislation made in the year ending with the close of 30 June 2019.

Clause by clause analysis

Clause 1 is the Title clause.

Clause 2 provides that the Bill, when enacted, comes into force on the day after the date on which it receives Royal assent.

Part 1Preliminary provisions

Clause 3 states that the purpose of the Bill is to confirm certain confirmable instruments and annual confirmable instruments that, unless confirmed by an Act of Parliament, are—

(a)

revoked at the applicable deadline under section 47C(1)(a) or (b) of the Legislation Act 2012; or

(b)

taken after the applicable deadline to have been invalid for their past operation (because they have been revoked with effect before or on the deadline) under section 47D of the Legislation Act 2012.

Clause 4 is the interpretation clause and defines the terms confirmable instrument and annual confirmable instrument.

Clause 5 ensures that the Bill, when enacted, binds the Crown.

Clause 6 repeals the Subordinate Legislation Confirmation Act (No 2) 2018, which is now spent.

Part 2Confirmations

Clause 7 confirms regulations under the Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines Act 1997.

Clause 8 confirms 2 sets of regulations under the Animal Products Act 1999.

Clause 9 confirms an order under the Arms Act 1983.

Clause 10 confirms 2 orders under the Biosecurity Act 1993.

Clause 11 confirms an order under the Civil Aviation Act 1990.

Clause 12 confirms 12 orders under the Commodity Levies Act 1990.

Clause 13 confirms 2 orders under the Customs and Excise Act 1996 and 2 orders under the Customs and Excise Act 2018.

Clause 14 confirms regulations under the Energy (Fuels, Levies, and References) Act 1989.

Clause 15 confirms an order under the Fisheries Act 1996.

Clause 16 confirms regulations under the Gambling Act 2003.

Clause 17 confirms an order under the New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income Act 2001 and the Social Security Act 1964.

Clause 18 confirms 2 sets of regulations under the Road User Charges Act 2012.

Clause 19 confirms 2 orders under the Tariff Act 1988.

Clause 20 confirms regulations under the Wine Act 2003.